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Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx by Manzano, Sonia.

Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx

"Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Soni

Aug 27, 2015
Behind the curtain - a peek at life from within the ER by Sterling, Jeffrey E., physician, author

Behind the curtain - a peek at life from within the ER

"Revealing and unflinching, 'Behind the Curtain' offers an unfiltered look inside the real-life traumas and triumphs that define emergency medicine. . . . Both an enlightening memoir and an unforgiving mirror reflecting the best and worst of human behavior, 'Behind the Curtain' unveils the insidious consequences of everyday risks and seemingly innocuous habits."--Back cover.

Aug 26, 2015
Big Freedia - God save the queen diva! by Big Freedia, author.

Big Freedia - God save the queen diva!

A memoir by the reality star and champion of the New Orleans-based Bounce movement traces her struggles with a violent youth, her survival of Hurricane Katrina, and the liberation she found by embracing her artistic self.

Aug 27, 2015
Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football by Gaul, Gilbert M., author.

Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

Aug 28, 2015
Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine by Tweedy, Damon.

Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine

"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class backgroundwill become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whe

Aug 28, 2015
Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing by Domanick, Joe.

Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing

"An award-winning investigative reporter reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system. Vividly drawn and character-driven, Blue is simultaneously a drama of cops, crime and politics, and a primer on American police policy and reform. Using the LAPD as the book's spine and through-line, Domanick illuminates urban policing at a crossroads during the tumultuous violence-plagu

Aug 27, 2015
Blue blood by Conlon, Edward, 1965-

Blue blood

Harvard-educated Edward Conlon is fourth-generation NYPD. Having ascended the ranks from South Bronx beat cop to detective, he knows the city as well as any person can. And what's more--he knows how to tell the stories that bring the city to life as no book ever has.

Aug 26, 2015
Book of the Hopi by Waters, Frank, 1902-1995.

Book of the Hopi

"Thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona ... reveal the Hopi worldview. They record their myths and legends, and the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies ..."--Publisher's description from back cover.

Aug 26, 2015
Born on the bayou - a memoir by Lourd, Blaine.

Born on the bayou - a memoir

Aug 28, 2015
Bosnia & Herzegovina - the Bradt travel guide by Clancy, Tim, author.

Bosnia & Herzegovina - the Bradt travel guide

Provides a brief historical background on Bosnia and Herzegovina, suggests itineraries for travelers, and provides information on accommodations, restaurants, festivals, shopping, entertainment, activities, and attractions.

Aug 28, 2015
Bosworth 1485 - the battle that transformed England by Jones, Michael, author.

Bosworth 1485 - the battle that transformed England

In 1485 the Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the lives of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle; and the house of Tudor rose from the massacre to reign for the next hundred years. Michael Jones, co-author of The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III, rewrites this landmark event in English history. He shifts our perspective of its heroes and villains and puts Richard firmly back into the context of his family and his times.

Aug 28, 2015
Caravaggio - the complete works by Schütze, Sebastian, author.

Caravaggio - the complete works

Aug 28, 2015
Changing faith - questions, doubts & choices about an unchanging God by Hidalgo, Michael.

Changing faith - questions, doubts & choices about an unchanging God

Aug 28, 2015
Chief customer officer 2.0 - how to build your customer-driven growth engine by Bliss, Jeanne, author.

Chief customer officer 2.0 - how to build your customer-driven growth engine

Aug 25, 2015
Circle of eight - creating magic for your place on earth by Meredith, Jane, 1964-

Circle of eight - creating magic for your place on earth

Aug 28, 2015
Co-parenting 101 - helping your kids thrive in two households after divorce by Philyaw, Deesha, author.

Co-parenting 101 - helping your kids thrive in two households after divorce

A successful co-parenting relationship with your ex is as vital to your child's well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. The authors share their own experiences to provide advice, practical tips, and powerful co-parenting strategies.

Aug 28, 2015
Coming to our senses - healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness by Kabat-Zinn, Jon, author.

Coming to our senses - healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness

As stress continues to exact a toll on everyday life, people are increasingly turning to meditative methods, tested by science, to relieve its ill effects and become more focused, healthy, and proactive. Kabat-Zinn is a leader of the mind/body revolution in medicine and health care, demystifying it and bringing it into the mainstream. This book offers insight into how to use the five senses -- touch, hearing, sight, taste, and smell, plus awareness itself -- as a path to a healthier, saner, and

Aug 28, 2015
Conflict resolution for holy beings - poems by Harjo, Joy.

Conflict resolution for holy beings - poems

Aug 27, 2015
Conscious dreaming - a spiritual path for everyday life by Moss, Robert, 1946-

Conscious dreaming - a spiritual path for everyday life

Explains how to learn to remember one's dreams and how to understand them, suggests that dreams connect the individual with another dimension, and discusses ancient traditions, shamanic dreaming, and dreams of healing, angels, and spirits.

Aug 27, 2015
Contraband - smuggling and the birth of the American century by Cohen, Andrew Wender, 1968-

Contraband - smuggling and the birth of the American century

Aug 28, 2015