Niles Library Tournament of Books Begins March 2, 2015
The contenders chosen from the books published in 2014 to compete in this year’s tournament are:
As a young girl growing up in the 1980s-90s, cartoonist Liz Prince preferred wearing sneakers, a boys’ blazer and a baseball cap instead of wearing dresses. She role-played Ghostbusters with her guy friend Tyler, and played right field on her local little league team. This preference for “non-girly” things continued through her adolescence and is the subject of Tomboy, her new memoir for teens.
I should start this review by expressing some bias on my part. I am personally connected to the events in this book since my uncle was one of the patients in Memorial during Katrina. Thankfully, he was one of the lucky ones who got out shortly after the flooding began. As I was reading this story, it was all the more captivating and heart-wrenching since I kept thinking what would have happened had my uncle not been as lucky.
Father’s Day is only a couple of days away.
Whether you’re a son or daughter wanting to buy your father a gift or you’re a father looking for a good read this weekend, we have a great list for you!
This list has a little bit of everything. Celebs writing about fatherhood. Check! A Guy Fieri cookbook. Check! How to become the coolest dad around. Check!
All the titles are linked back to our catalog for more information, availability, or to place a hold. Happy Father’s Day!
It seems almost everyone is compelled to close out the year with a list of Bests. Librarians are no exception, but this year we’re asking you to help us out.
What was the best book of 2013? We narrowed the field to 12 and fashioned the list into a bonafide Tournament of Books, starting on March 1.
The brackets will be posted on the Third Floor slatwall. Every week, paired books will go head to head. Our judges will select a winner to advance to the next round. Tournament books are available in multiple formats for your convenience.
Join in the fun by reading and voting for the best book. Ballots will also be on the Third Floor slatwall.
Here’s a list of this year’s Tournament of Book contenders vying to the title of 2013:
During the past few years we’ve seen a boom in books on the Civil Rights Movement.
Here are just a few of our recent favorites (plus one DVD). Click on the link to place a hold on the title.
Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales (2013)
by James Karales
Photojournalist James Karales (1930–2002) documented the 54-mile Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965. This beautiful new book presents many of his images from the era, including some published for the first time ever.
“Fascinating true forensic & historical mystery. Forensic anthropologists study the skeletons of people of different ages and walks of life who lived and died along Chesapeake Bay. Enlightening & never dull!”