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June 2018 Recommended Reading Theme: “Fathers”

In the United States, the month of June holds a day devoted to fathers; June 17, 2018.

Get more information about our “Fathers” theme from the following locations and follow us on social media.

Here is a link to a video from TEDxMidAtlantic:

What I’ve learned about parenting as a stay-at-home dad by Glen Henry (Visual Storyteller)

Video description: Glen Henry got his superpowers through fatherhood. After leaving behind a job he hated and a manager he didn’t get along with, he went to work for an equally demanding boss: his kids. He shares how he went from thinking he knew it all about being a stay-at-home parent to realizing he knew nothing at all — and how he’s now documenting what he’s learned.

Here are some books from the library, currently displayed on the Recommended Reading shelf.
Do Fathers Matter? by Paul Raeburn

Call Number: 155.6462 R134d 2015

ISBN: 9780374535353

Publication Date: 2015-06-02

For too long, we’ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are “expecting”? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father’s hormone levels at every stage of his child’s development, and can a child influence the father’s health? Just how much do fathers matter?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Call Number: 813.6 H829k 2015

ISBN: 9781594631931

Publication Date: 2013-03-05

An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.

New Black Man by Mark Anthony Neal

Call Number: 305.3 N342n 2015

ISBN: 9781138792586

Publication Date: 2015-02-23

From headlines to street corners, the message resounds: Black men are in crisis. Politicians, preachers, and pundits routinely cast blame on those already ostracized within African American communities. But the crisis of black masculinity does not rest with “at-risk” youth of the hip-hop generation or men “on the down low” alone. In this provocative new book, acclaimed cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal argues that the “Strong Black Man”-an ideal championed by generations of African American civic leaders-may be at the heart of problems facing black men today.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Call Number: 813.54 B369s 2015

ISBN: 9780374260507

Publication Date: 2015-03-03

A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality–the black Chinese restaurant. Born in the “agrarian ghetto” of Dickens–on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles–the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians. Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that’s left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town’s most famous resident–the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins–he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang

ISBN: 9781627794947

Publication Date: 2016-05-10

In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America’s Secret War.

Generation Unbound by Isabel V. Sawhill

Call Number: 306.8 S271g 2014

ISBN: 9780815725589

Publication Date: 2014-09-25

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change “drifters” into “planners.” In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts “planners,” who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with “drifters,” who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States. Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for January: Environmental Justice Movement

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January’s recommended readings highlight the environmental justice movement in America and around the globe.

Dr. King’s legacy of civil rights and equality continues to resonate in the movement’s goal to achieve “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (EPA).

A few examples of titles in this month’s reading list:

Polluted Promises   Garbage War   International Trade and Environmental Justice   Blessed Unrest

The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October/November 2015: Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month
Suggested Reading for October, 2015

Here is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide.

Books:

Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005

DisabilityMedia

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007

SecretGirl

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L

 

E-Books:
Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009

Asperger

 

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

FacesOfIntellectual
Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

 

Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.
Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010

WritersOnSpectrum

 

Rain man / United Artists
Media Collection, 791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

RainMan

ADHD Rush Hour [electronic resource] / Lorand Entertainment Inc.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012

ADHDRushHour

 

Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

AliceProject

 

Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008

BodyWar

 

Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

OopsWrongPlanet

 

Podcasts:

Ouch! Disability Talk Show
Razor sharp talk from the BBC’s disability site, Ouch! Presented by comedians Mat Fraser and Liz Carr. Featuring interviews, quizzes, discussions, chat and plenty of humour. A new episode appears every two weeks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ouch

Ouch

Blind Cool Tech (past episodes)
http://www.blindcooltech.com/index.html
…assistive technology blind people can use.

 

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October [first half]: LGBTQIA Pride Month

LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally

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October is LGBTQIA History Month. In celebration of the month, you may take a look at the Recommended Reading List or visit our display on the Plaza Level of the Library. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Here are a few examples:

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Call Number: 813.54 B181gi 1988

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Call Number: 813.54 B181gi 1988

It Gets Better by Dan Savage (Editor); Terry Miller (Editor) Call Number: 306.766 I88 2011

It Gets Better by Dan Savage (Editor); Terry Miller (Editor)
Call Number: 306.766 I88 2011

That's So Gay! by Kevin L. Nadal Call Number: 306.76 N127t 2013

That’s So Gay! by Kevin L. Nadal
Call Number: 306.76 N127t 2013

Warrior Princess a U. S. Navy Seal's Journey to Coming Out Transgender by Kristin Beck; Anne Speckhard; William Shepherd (Foreword by) Call Number: 306.768092 B393w 2013

Warrior Princess a U. S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender by Kristin Beck; Anne Speckhard; William Shepherd (Foreword by)
Call Number: 306.768092 B393w 2013

To Believe in Women by Lillian Faderman Call Number: 306.7663 F144t 1999

To Believe in Women by Lillian Faderman
Call Number: 306.7663 F144t 1999

Living Out Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle Call Number: 297.08664 K95L 2014

Living Out Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Call Number: 297.08664 K95L 2014

 American transgender [videorecording] / writter/producer/director Leslie Schwerin ; produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels. c2012.

American transgender [videorecording] / writter/producer/director Leslie Schwerin ; produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels.
c2012.

TEDTalks [electronic resource] : LZ Granderson - The Myth of the Gay Agenda [streaming video]

TEDTalks [electronic resource] : LZ Granderson – The Myth of the Gay Agenda
[streaming video]

The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide

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Recommended Reads for September: Celebrating Labor Day

In the United States, the first Monday of September is Labor Day.  Since 1894, this day has been recognized by Congress as a holiday dedicated to the social and economic efforts and successes of workers in America (United States Department of Labor).

In honor of Labor Day, September’s recommended readings highlight the labor movement, labor history, and the experiences of the working class.

You can find some of these materials on our recommended reading display rack on the plaza level of the Library.   Several EBSCO eBooks have also been included in the reading list, and these can be accessed online via the links provided in this guide.  For help checking-out and downloading EBSCO eBooks, please see our guide.

A few examples of titles in this month’s reading list:

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We’ve also included a few titles from our Films on Demand streaming video collection.

The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide

 

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May 2015 Recommended Reading: Global Human Trafficking and Slavery

May’s Recommended Readings highlight literature on the economic, political and social aspects of global human trafficking and slavery.

Free The Slaves

Global Slavery Facts

http://www.freetheslaves.net/

Recommended Reading Library Guide

http://libguides.highline.edu/recommendedreading

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April Recommended Reading: World Literature

Highline College serves a very diverse community, with over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.  In celebration of our diversity, April’s recommended readings highlight literature from around the world including Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Lebanon, Russia, Poland, Egypt and more. This month, consider reading something by an international author!

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library or by browsing our Recommended Reading Guide. Please borrow and enjoy them!

A few selections from the list:

EGYPT FUENTES ACHEBE FROG SOUNDOFWAVES

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