Nov 032011

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.