The Librarian spotlight for December features Dawn Jackson of Santa Maria Public Library. She is an 18 year library veteran who finds community outreach
efforts an important part of her role as a librarian. Continue reading to see what makes this library program so unique and successful.
A stunning gift book to accompany the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The first half of the book bridges
a major gap in our national memory by examining a wide arc of African American history, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the
Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. The second half of the book celebrates African American creativity and
cultural expressions through art, dance, theater, and literature. Sidebars and profiles of influential figures provide additional context and interest
throughout the book.
As 2016 is coming to an end, we felt it only right to share with you our favorite books of the year. We reached across the entirety of Ingram to find the
best. See what we had to say about the books we love – 2016 edition.
So, you have written a book and gotten it published. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get that book into the hands of readers. For a first-time published
author, that’s no easy task. But a good first step is reaching out to an author’s natural ally, the independent bookseller.
Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Duffy and Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which
spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Duffy, cartoonist, writer, and comics letterer, is a Ph.D. student
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and a founder of Eye Trauma Studios. Jennings
is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo and has written several works on African-American comics creators. He is an accomplished
designer, curator, illustrator, cartoonist, and award-winning graphic novelist.
Dr. Chapman’s own life experiences, plus more than 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts.
Many of the millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical
ways to communicate love. Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men, and
parents of teens and young children. He is the author of numerous other books including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted,and Desperate Marriages.
Chapman also speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences.
Parents are on a mission. They want to raise smart, happy children, and childhood experts have plenty of advice on how to accomplish that goal. “Get them
out of the house to explore their universe! Let them engage in free play! Fill their hours with engaging activities!”
Our Collection Development youth team noticed that Spring 2017 will deliver a lot of great juvenile and young adult books about women in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. This #CollectionAffection focuses on some of the forthcoming titles we’re excited about, as well as some
of our favorite backlist titles. At the end of the title list, we’ve provided some related nonfiction series too!