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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 10/24/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Falling out.

Fallout by Todd Strasser

Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick

Slated by Teri Terry

Revealed by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Princesses love chess.

The Princess Of Cortova by Diane Stanley

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

A superhero for a new generation.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Die young, stay hungry.

Undead by Kirsty McKay

The Murders In The Rue Morgue And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Jean David Morvan and Corbeyran and illustrated by Fabrice Druet and Paul Marcel

Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, adapted and illustrated by Hyekyung Baek

A novel in verse.

Serefina’s Promise: A Novel In Verse by Ann E. Burg

Myths and heroes.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The House Of Hades by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan, adapted by Robert Venditti, and illustrated by Attila Futaki

Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

NON-FICTION:

A Bag Of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, adapted by Kris and illustrated by Vincent Bailly, translated by Edward Gauvin

Healthy Weight For Teens by Carla Mooney

Punctuation And Spelling: Rules That Make Things Clear by Rebecca Vickers

Giants of science!

Benjamin Franklin by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Pioneering American Computer Geniuses by Mary Northrup

Amazing American Inventors Of The 20th Century by Laura S. Jeffrey

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities For People Who Love Animals by Ann Byers

Extreme Physics by Dan Green

The man who could not stop drawing.

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

And for Young Adults:

10/22/13.

09/06/13.

07/15/13.

06/28/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/19/13.

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

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February is Black History Month.

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In February of 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves and the founder of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History established Negro History Week to honor and recognize African American achievements to American history.  In 1976 the week was expanded into a month by the United States, thereby designating February to be Black History Month.  The month of February was chosen because it is the birth month of both the abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) and President Abraham Lincoln. Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, which is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

It’s important to remember that African American history isn’t about just one month, nor is it about dates and a few facts and figures. It’s a celebration, and it’s about acknowledgment and understanding of the contributions made, and about respecting that people matter. And it’s about remembering that Black History is American History, and that this is a nation of many stories, many angles and beliefs, and many colors.

Resources from the internet:

Black History Month at History.com.

African American History Month at the Library Of Congress, National Endowment For The Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institute, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has a nice collection of resources and lesson plans for Black History Month.

Historic places in the Civil Rights movement.

The origin of Black History Month.

The history of Jim Crow.

Black History Month internet resources for kids.

Articles on Black History and Heritage Month from the Smithsonian.

Black History Month resource center from BlackState.com

A Harlem Renaiisance timeline from the Schomburg Center.

100 Famous African American men and women from the 20th century, a database of African American inventors, a timeline of black political history, and puzzles for all ages from About.com.

from here.

We would like to take this month to highlight, suggest, and remind you of the many print and electronic resources here at the library that may be of interest to anyone researching, learning, or just reacquainting themselves with African-American culture and history.