Books Purchased with Nonfiction Collection Development Grant


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance—Angela Duckworth
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West—David McCullough
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer—Michelle McNamara
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington—Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Born a Crime—Trevor Noah
Belonging—Michelle Obama
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence—Michael Pollan
Educated: A Memoir—Tara Westover

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty—Susan Page
Churchill: Walking with Destiny—Andrew Roberts
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom—David W. Blight
Queen of the World (Queen Elizabeth II)—Robert Hardman
Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward—Valerie Jarrett
Being John Lennon—Ray Connolly
The Mother of Black Hollywood—Jenifer Lewis
The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation — A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph—J. Randy Taraborrelli
Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life—Randy Travis

The Arts
The Classical Music Book—DK Publishing
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick—Mallory O’Meara
Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service—Gary Sinise
My Love Story—Tina Turner

ACT 2019
TEAS Review—Cara Catarella
Read with Me: Engaging Your Young Child in Active Reading—Samantha Cleaver
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being—Simone Davies
Nursing School Entrance Exams—Thomas A. Evangelist,
La Guia Oficial Para El Examen HiSET Exam (Official Guide to the HiSet Exam)
Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College—Rebecca Klein-Collins
Master the Nursing School & Allied Health Entrance Exams
Math Smart: The Savvy Student’s Guide to Mastering Basic Math
Peterson’s 2019 ACT Prep Guide
Barron’s TEAS Practice Tests—Sandra S. Swick
Basic Math Review and Workbook—Carolyn C. Wheater

Internet Journalism and Fake News (Opposing Viewpoints)
The Library Book—Susan Orlean
Politics and Journalism in a Post-Truth World (Opposing Viewpoints)

Health and Medicine
Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age—Sue Armstrong
Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Health, and Reverse Disease—Josh Axe
Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End—Tia Powell
Brain Health As You Age: A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Prevention—Steven P. Simmons,

History and Geography
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures—edited by America Ferrara with E. Cayce Dumont
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story—Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War—Thurston Clarke
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America—Jared Cohen
American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan—Matt Farwell and Michael Ames
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow—Henry Louis Gates
Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America—Bill Geist
The White Darkness—David Grann
The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip—Jeff Guinn
Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary—Jonathan Hansen
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II—Alex Kershaw
100 Days: How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America—Harlan Lebo
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump—Andrew McCabe
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West—David McCullough
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington—Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

Natural Sciences
Earth-shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns and Other Hazards to Live in Our Universe—Bob Berman
The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras—Brantley Hargove
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity—Carl Zimmer

Philosophy and Psychology
Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up—Lara E. Fielding
The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things As They Are—Daniel A. Miller
13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do—Amy Morin
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle—Emily Nagoski

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations—Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

Social Sciences
What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape—Sohaila Abdulali
Life after Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss—Jennifer Ashton
Big Pharma and Drug Pricing (Opposing Viewpoints)
The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts—Joan Biskupic
Black Lives Matter (Opposing Viewpoints)
Campaign Finance (Opposing Viewpoints)
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of a Revolution—Tucker Carlson
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad—Gordon Chang
We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the 21st Century—Erwin Chemerinsky
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis—Jared Diamond
The Killer Across the Table—Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter—John E. Douglas
The Electoral College and the Popular Vote (Opposing Viewpoints)
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World—Melinda Gates
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America—Carrie Gibson
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter—Ben Goldfarb
Stop Staring at Screens: A Digital Detox for the Entire Family—Tanya Goodin
Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness—Jennifer Berry Hawes
Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America—David Horowitz
Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington’s War Over the Supreme Court, From Scalia’s Death to Justice Kavanaugh—Carl Hulse
Immigration Bans (Opposing Viewpoints)
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins—Annie Jacobsen
Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us—LeJuan James
After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom—Alice Marie Johnson with Nancy French
Bending toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights—Doug Jones with Greg Truman
Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets—Feminista Jones
The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (And What We Can Do About Them)—Lucy Jones
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago—Alex Kotlowitz
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive—Stephanie Land
Heavy: An American Memoir—Kiese Laymon
To Have and To Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma—Molly Millwood
No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War—J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda
This is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America—Jeff Nesbit
Net Neutrality (Opposing Viewpoints)
So You Want to Talk about Race—Ijeoma Oluo
The Trial of Lizzie Borden—Cara Robertson
Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness—Alisa Roth
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper—Hallie Rubenhold
Sanctuary Cities (Opposing Viewpoints)
Self-Driving Cars (Opposing Viewpoints)
Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America’s Rust Belt—Kyle Swenson
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story—Luis Alberto Urrea
Voting Rights and Voter ID Laws (Opposing Viewpoints)
The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American—Laura Wides-Munoz
Women: Our Story—DK Publishing

Technology/Applied Sciences
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth—Michio Kaku
Pesticides and GMOs (Opposing Viewpoints)
No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future—Samuel I. Schwartz

A Universe of Stories (Space)
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race—Douglas Brinkley
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight—Margaret Lazarus Dean
Shoot For the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11—Jim Donovan
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky—Andrew Fazekas
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon—Charles Fishman
Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us into Space—Michael H. Gorn
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars—Nathalia Holt
Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission—Marc Kaufman
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon—Robert Kurson
Startalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson—Neil deGrasse Tyson


Juvenile Biography
Who Is P.T. Barnum?—Kirsten Anderson
Who Is Judy Blume?—Kirsten Anderson
Who Is the Dalai Lama?—Dana Meacham Rau
Who Is Hilary Clinton?—Heather Alexander
Who Is Pope Francis?—Stephanie Spinner
Who Is Derek Jeter?—Gail Herman
Who Is Elton John?—Kirsten Anderson
Who Is Michael Jordan?—Kirsten Anderson
Who Is Jeff Kinney?—Patrick Kinney
Who Is George Lucas?—Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso
Who Is J.K. Rowling?—Pam Pollack
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?—Megan Stine
Who Is Malala Yousafzai?—Dinah Brown

Juvenile Nonfiction
What Is the Super Bowl?—Dina Anastasio
What Is the World Cup?—Bonnie Bader
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure—Edward Einhorn
What Is the Stanley Cup?—Gail Herman
Sir Cumference and the All the King’s Tens—Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table—Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire—Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle—Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map—Cindy Neuschwander
Bedtime Math—Laura Overdeck
Bedtime Math 2: This Time It’s Personal—Laura Overdeck
Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out—Laura Overdeck
How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane? Answers to Your Most Clever Math Questions—Laura Overdeck
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers—Fred Rogers
The Best of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply—Greg Tang
Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food—Greg Tang