The 2017 One Book, One Community selection is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
An informal book discussion will be held on Thursday, October 12, at 3:00 pm on the Library Porch in the Livingston Lord Library.
From October 1st-15th, the Curriculum Materials Center will feature a display of international books from the United States Board on Books for Young People Outstanding International Books List. We have received a generous donation of 200+ books from professor emerita Carol Sibley, who had served for two years on the OIB committee in 2016 and 2017. The OIB list features books that represent the best of children’s literature from other countries and that help American children see the world from other points of view. The complete 2017 honor list can be found at http://www.usbby.org/list_oibl.html.
A big Livingston Lord Library welcome to classes coming in for instruction this week:
J. Anderson’s COMM 100 classes on Tuesday (LI 113)
E. Gillett’s EECE 433 class on Tuesday (LI 208)
L. Hoppe’s EECE 438 class on Tuesday (LI 209)
K. Hinds’s COMM 100 class on Wednesday (LI 113)
N. Bezbaruah’s SW 400 class on Wednesday (LI 208)
L. Rowse’s ENG 311 classes on Thursday (LI 208)
This book explores the motives, preparation, objectives, contact and consequences of Italy’s war of 1940, which ended the country’s role as a great power and reduced it to the status of first among Germany’s satellites. What Professor Knox demonstrates more clearly than any previous biographer or historian is the limits of Mussolini’s power. In particular, thanks to exhaustive research in the relevant archives, he has been able to throw important new light on Mussolini’s relations with his military advisers and commanders. His scholarship is first-class and, for once, a publisher’s blurb does not exaggerate in claiming that his book is ‘superbly written’. –amazon.com
The first reader to cover the scope of oppressions in America, Readings for diversity and social justice covers six thematic issues: racism, sexism, Anti-Semitism, heterosexism, classism, and ableism. The reader contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays as well as entries designed to challenge students to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and racial justice. –amazon.com The selections include writings from Cornel West, Michael Omi, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Michelle Fine.
The influence of the “trickster” in contemporary Canadian native art is entwined with cultural sensibilities and expressed through ironic humour. Exploring the trickster’s presence, this text allows the artists to offer their own ideas on the creative process and the nature of native humour. –amazon.com