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Previously New in the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

List updated: 06/02/17
Next update: 06/09/17
DB 85925 Another Brooklyn – By Jacqueline Woodson – AUGUST RETURNS TO BROOKLYN TO SETTLE THE AFFAIRS OF HER FATHER AFTER HIS DEATH. WHEN SHE CHANCES UPON ONE OF HER BEST FRIENDS FROM CHILDHOOD, SYLVIA, ON THE TRAIN, SHE REMINISCES ABOUT GROWING UP IN THE 1970S WITH SYLVIA AND HER OTHER BEST FRIENDS, ANGELA AND GIGI. SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2016.

DB 85926 Three Sisters, Three Queens - By Phillipa Gregory - ONE FAMILY PRODUCES THREE QUEENS. SISTERS MARGARET AND MARY TUDOR AND SISTER-IN-LAW KATHERINE OF ARAGON RULE IN SCOTLAND, FRANCE, AND ENGLAND. THE INTERPLAY OF FAMILY AND STATE TEST THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER AS THEIR LIVES PLAY OUT. SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. BESTSELLER. 2016.

DB 85941 Sorrow Road – By Julia Keller – WEST VIRGINIA-BASED PROSECUTOR BELL ELKINS GETS AN UNEXPECTED REQUEST FROM AN OLD LAW SCHOOL CLASSMATE. DARLENE STRAYER'S FATHER DIED WHILE IN AN ALZHEIMER'S FACILITY, AND SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE IT WAS FROM THE DISEASE. MEANWHILE, BELL'S TROUBLED DAUGHTER RETURNS HOME. STRONG LANGUAGE, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2016.

DB 85915 Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities, And Daily Life – By Katherine Schneider –RETIRED PSYCHOLOGIST AND AVID READER PROVIDES A YEAR'S WORTH OF DAILY--AND OFTEN HUMOROUS--MUSINGS. ILLUSTRATES HOW SHE PERSONALLY APPROACHES LIFE NOW THAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF BEING BLIND FROM BIRTH AND STRUGGLING WITH FIBROMYALGIA FOR TWO DECADES HAVE BEEN COMBINED WITH ISSUES THAT ACCOMPANY AGING. INCLUDES A RECOMMENDED READING LIST. 2013.

DB 85393 How To Be A Woman – By Caitlin Moran - A BRITISH TV WRITER COMBINES HUMOROUS STORIES FROM HER OWN LIFE WITH OBSERVATIONS ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. SHE DISCUSSES FEMINISM AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BUT ALSO HER OWN EXPERIENCES WITH BODY ISSUES AND MOTHERHOOD. STRONG LANGUAGE AND SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2011.

DB 85937 New England Bound: Slavery And Colonization In Early America – By Wendy Warren – AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GROWTH OF THE NORTHERN COLONIES AND THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, DEMONSTRATING HOW NEW ENGLAND'S ECONOMY DERIVED MUCH OF ITS VITALITY FROM THE HIGH VOLUME OF SLAVE SHIPS IN ITS PORTS. ALSO DOCUMENTS THE SELLING OF NATIVE AMERICANS INTO SLAVERY IN THE WEST INDIES. 2016.

DB 86034 Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters –By Rebecca L. Johnson - AN EXAMINATION OF THE MANY WAYS ANIMALS HAVE PERFECTED THE ART OF DECEPTION THROUGH CAMOUFLAGE AND MIMICRY. FOR INSTANCE, THE GLIDING LIZARD IN SOUTHEAST ASIA CONFUSES PREY WITH EXTENDABLE SKIN FLAPS THAT LOOK JUST LIKE THE DEAD LEAVES FALLING FROM A TREE. FOR GRADES 4-7. 2016.

DB 86041 Pride: Celebrating Diversity And Community – By Robin Stevenson - OVERVIEW OF THE CELEBRATION OF PRIDE DAY WORLDWIDE EVERY JUNE. DISCUSSES WHY GLBT--GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER--PEOPLE AND THEIR SUPPORTERS COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY. FOR GRADES 6-9 AND OLDER READERS. 2016.

DB 86103 The Titanic: Blast Back! – By Nancy Ohlin – A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INFAMOUS OCEAN LINER. ALSO DISCUSSES WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE ABOARD THE RMS TITANIC DURING ITS SHORT MAIDEN VOYAGE, JUST BEFORE ITS TRAGIC COLLISION WITH AN ICEBERG ON APRIL 14, 1912. FOR GRADES 2-4. 2016.