Nov 112011

This week’s new titles:

Be the first to check them out!

Non fiction:

Social and Psychological Disorder in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Politics in George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Bioethics in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

What Rights Should Illegal Immigrants Have?

Racial Profiling



Factory Farming

Monsters and Mythical Creatures series




               Water Monsters


Graphic Novel Novels


               Henry V



Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri

               “An exceptional and deeply moving story about a father and son finding their way to each other and a community daring to fight for what they believe in.”  (cover review)

 Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

               “Beautiful writing, a swoon-worthy romance, and tension that will keep you turning the pages.” (cover review)

 The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

               A Louisiana teenager arrives in London as murders mimicking those of Jack the Ripper keep the city in fear.

 First Descent by Pam Withers

               The extreme sport of whitewater combined with an adventure of an endangered world and a people struggling to exist.

 Jane by April Lindner

               A modern retelling of Jane Eyre.  After the death of her parents, Jane becomes a nanny for rock icon Nico Rathburn.  Since Jane Eyre is one of Mrs. Braeuler’s favorite oldies, she has first dibs on this one!

 The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

               Everyone in the world is suddenly taken away one afternoon, except for a small band of children.  Imagine a world with no adults! 

 Troublemaker by Andrew Clements

               What if you have a reputation as a troublemaker and you want to change your ways? This book’s about the fine line between good humored mischief and dangerous behavior and how choices make all the difference.

 Boost by Kathy Mackel

               How far will a top girl athlete go to achieve superstar status?

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A great new series for checking into various careers:

Travel and Tourism Careers

Creative and Media Careers

Sports and Leisure Careers

Retail Careers

Hospitality and Catering Careers

Health and Social Careers

(These titles can be found in the College and Career shelves near the computer room.)

 Intriguing new fiction titles:

 Wonderstruck by David Selznick– Drawings tell one story and text tells the other.  Two creative, wonderful stories.  From one of Mrs. Braeuler’s favorite authors. 

 Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw– “A genuinely scary premise about what might happen is some people were born able to see through the veil between the living and the dead…deliciously shivery” (The Times – London)

The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin – A creepy castle with a strange labyrinth takes 14 year old Sunni and her step brother into intrigue

Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks – Historical fiction centering on a girl and her two young siblings confined to a tuberculosis hospital in Canada during World War II.  Reviews call it “absolutely absorbing,” and “a moving portrait of hope.”

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin – Chocolate is banned, caffeine is illegal, the city is riddled with crime, and Anya is torn between accepting her birthright and following her heart. Set all around futuristic New York City.

Deep Zone by Tim Green – the bestselling sports fiction author brings another story.  “This 7 on 7 is more like 1 on 1.” (from the cover)   

Plus several engaging non-fiction titles hot off the 2011 presses!

Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Labor Rights

How to analyze the Works of Andy Warhol

The Cold War

The Holocaust

A Guy’s Guide – Game Face: Handling Sports on and Off the Field

A Guy’s Guide – Surviving School: Managing School and Career Paths

Mahatma Gandhi: Proponent of Peace

How to Analyze the Works of Georgia O’Keefe

Heroes Among Us – this work, autographed for Holy Cross students by journalist John Quinones chronicles the lives of several real life heroes.