Austin, Robert D.; Richard L. Nolan; & Shannon O'Donnell. The adventures of an IT leader. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Press, 2009.
Fredericks, Anthony D. American folklore, legends, and tall tales for readers theatre. Westport, Conn.: Teachers Idea Press, 2008.
Karle, Elizabeth M. Hosting a library mystery: a programming guide. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
Mathews, Brian. Marketing today's academic library: a bold new approach to communicating with students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
Russell, Ralph Ernest. A comparative study of faculty library committee functions in five liberal arts colleges. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1973.
Third symposium on Human factors in information systems: a forum for the exchange of ideas, conceptual work, and empirical research in the area of human factors in information systems. S.l.: s. n., 1990.
Treviño, Rose Zertuche. Read me a rhyme in Spanish and English = Léame una rima en español e inglés. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
Almond, David & Dave McKean. The savage. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2008.
Mysterious and utterly mesmerizing, this graphic-novel-within-a-novel pairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius of Dave McKean. Blue Baker is writing a story ? not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after ? a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that's what life's really like. At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper, the town bully, started knocking him and the other kids around. But Blue's story has a life of its own ? weird and wild and magic and dark ? and when the savage pays a nighttime visit to Hopper, Blue starts to wonder where he ends and his creation begins.
Aronson, Marc & Patty Campbell. War is...: soldiers, survivors, and storytellers talk about war. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2008.
In a provocative anthology, two editors with opposing viewpoints present an unflinching collection of works reflecting on the nature of war. Marc Aronson thinks war is inevitable. Patty Campbell thinks war is cruel, deceptive, and wrong. But both agree on one thing: that teens need to hear the truthful voices of those who have experienced war firsthand. The result is this dynamic selection of essays, memoirs, letters, and fiction from nearly than twenty contributors, both contemporary and historical ? ranging from Christian Bauman's wrenching "Letter to a Young Enlistee" to Chris Hedges's unflinching look at combat to Fumiko Miura's Nagasaki memoir, "A Survivor's Tale." Whether the speaker is Mark Twain, World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, or a soldier writing a miliblog, these divergent pieces look war straight in the face ? and provide an invaluable resource for teenagers today.
Booth, Coe. Kendra. New York: PUSH, 2008.
Bowman, Robin. The American teenager. New York: Umbrage Editions, 2007.
Robin Bowman's five-year journey into the heart of teenage America created a series of 414 "collaborative portraits," wherein she shares her discoveries of a generation now coming of age. In searing and intimate photographs, presented alongside the young people's voices of passion, pride, embarrassment, lust, pain, bewilderment, anxiety, joy, uncertainty, and rage, the book charts the coming of age of the largest generation in America-77 million strong-in every region of the country and every socioeconomic group: from a Texas debutante to teenage gang members in New York City, from a drag queen in Georgia to a coal miner in West Virginia. Bowman's intimate photographs ask us to reconcile preconceived ideas and stereotypes of teenagers with the diversity of individuals in the portraits. This book and the traveling exhibition it accompanies are about the inside lives of these kids and how they see their reality in their own voices.
Erdrich, Louise. The porcupine year. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2008.
Geerling, Marjetta. Fancy white trash. New York: Viking, 2008.
Harris, Robie H. & Michael Emberley. Maybe a bear ate it! New York: Orchard Books, 2008.
Hijuelos, Oscar. Dark Dude. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Hopkinson, Deborah & John Hendrix. Abe Lincoln crosses a creek: a tall, thin tale (introducing his forgotten frontier friend). New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.
Johnson, Maureen. Suite Scarlett. New York: Point, 2008.
Lester, Julius. Guardian. New York: Amistad/HarperTeen, 2008.
There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy. They pray for the day when a wind will end their suffering. I pray for the day when God will end mine. In a time and place without moral conscience, fourteen-year-old Ansel knows what is right and what is true. But it is dangerous to choose honesty, and so he chooses silence. Now an innocent man is dead, and Ansel feels the burden of his decision. He must also bear the pain of losing a friend, his family, and the love of a lifetime. Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honoree Julius Lester delivers a haunting and poignant novel about what happens when one group of people takes away the humanity of another.
Link, Kelly & Shaun Tan. Pretty monsters: stories. New York: Viking, 2008.
Marillier, Juliet. Cybele's secret. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
McNamee, Graham. Bonechiller. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2008.
Murphy, Pat. The wild girls. New York, N.Y.: Viking, 2007.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Hush: an Irish princess' tale. New York, N.Y.: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007.
Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in medieval Ireland -- but all of this is lost the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Thrown into a world that she has never known, alongside people that her former country's laws regarded as less than human, Melkorka is forced to learn quickly how to survive. Taking a vow of silence, however, she finds herself an object of fascination to her captors and masters, and soon realizes that any power,no matter how little, can make a difference. Based on an ancient Icelandic saga, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a heartbreaking story of a young girl who must learn to forget all that she knows and carve out a place for herself in a new world -- all without speaking a word.
Nobleman, Marc Tyler & Ross MacDonald. Boys of steel: the creators of Superman. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2008.
JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent?meek, mild, and myopic?than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format?the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe?s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130! Marc Tyler Nobleman?s text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe?s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist ofAnother Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.
Padian, Maria. Brett McCarthy: work in progress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Brett McCarthy lives for soccer, vocabulary words, and her larger-than-life grandmother, Nonna. Unfortunately, Brett?s got a huge mouth she can?t seem to tame and opinions she can?t keep to herself. It?s thanks in part to both of those things (well, really, the evil Jeanne Anne) that Brett finds herself going from good student and BFF to Diane, to twice suspended, friendless, and lunching with the principal every day. Indefinitely. So when Nonna starts going for lots of medical tests and no one will tell her why, Brett?s already turned-upside down world goes from bad to worse, and she?s not sure where she fits, who she is, or how to make right what she, and her big fat mouth, have made wrong. Maria Padian makes her literary debut with a laugh-out-loud coming-of-age novel about one smart-mouthed 14-year-old who?s learning the hard way that she is a work in progress.
Parker, David L. Before their time: the world of child labor. New York: Quantuck Lane Press: Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2007.
Reinhardt, Dana. How to build a house. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2008.
Schumacher, Julie. Black box: a novel. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
Scott, Elizabeth. Living dead girl. New York: Simon Pulse, 2008.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the wild things are. New York, N.Y.: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991, 1984.
Shields, Charles J. I am Scout: the biography of Harper Lee. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
"To Kill a Mockingbird "is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in high school English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City. Charles J. Shields is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee," which he has adapted here for younger readers.What emerges in this riveting portrait is the story of an unconventional, high-spirited woman who drew on her love of writing and her Southern home to create a book that continues to speak to new generations of readers. Anyone who has enjoyed "To Kill a Mockingbird "will appreciate this glimpse into the life of its fascinating author.
Smith, Andrew. Ghost medicine. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2008.
Smith, Roland. Elephant run. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007.
Tanaka, Shelley & David Craig. Amelia Earhart: the legend of the lost aviator. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008.
The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure. Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman.Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index.
Woodson, Jacqueline. After Tupac & D Foster. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.
Zarr, Sara. Sweethearts: a novel. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Zepeda, Gwendolyn & April Ward. Growing up with tamales = Los tamales de Ana. Houston, TX: Piñata Books, 2008.