Michelle Markel with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter
Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books
J 070.5092 New-M
A picture book of the life of John Newbery and how his vision of what a book for children should be changed the world of children’s book publishing.
Why Homer Matters
No spoiler alert here. I guess you will just have to read the book to learn why.
The Rise of the Memoir
Studies the growth and appeal of the memoir by looking at works by authors such as Rousseau, Woolf, Orwell, Nabokov, Primo Levi, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution
The Right Stuff.
Evolutionary biologist draws on the explosion of discoveries in recent years to examine the future evolution of our species from the forces of modernization. How will longer lifespans, changing diets, global travel, and widespread use of medicine and contraceptives change our descendants?
Down and Out in the New Economy : How People Find (Or Don't Find) Work Today
In today's economy, you can't just be an employee looking to get hired - you have to market yourself as a business, one that can help another business achieve its goals. Ilana Gershon digs deep into this change and what it means, not just for job seekers, but for businesses and our very culture. In telling her story, Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum.