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February Newsletter

Please enjoy some of the new books and the services the Library is offering this month.

What you can find this month!



The rap year book: the most important rap song from every year since 1979, discussed, debated, and deconstructed

Serrano, Shea

Killing Pablo: the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw

Bowden, Mark

AsapSCIENCE: answers to the world's weirdest questions, most persistent rumors, and unexplained phenomena

Moffit, Mitch

Witches of America

Mar, Alex

The witches: Salem, 1692

Schiff, Stacy

Empire of Cotton: a new history of global capitalism

Beckert, Sven

The looting machine: warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth

Burgis, Tom

The big question: why we can't stop talking about science, faith, and God

McGrath, Alister E.

One nation, under gods: a new American history

Manseau, Peter

Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, & Aluminum Cans: the politics of everyday technologies

Josephson, Paul R.

Naked: a cultural history of American nudism

Hoffman, Brian

Killer apes, naked apes & just plain nasty people: The misuse and abuse of science in political discourse

Perry, Richard J.

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City on fire

Hallberg, Garth Risk

The Moor's account: a novel

Lalami, Laila


Stephenson, Neal

Book of numbers: a novel

Cohen, Joshua

Refund: stories

Bender, Karen

Bream gives me hiccups: & other stories

Eisenberg, Jesse

Futuristic violence and fancy suits

Wong, David


Valente, Catherynne M.

Imperium: a fiction of the South Seas

Kracht, Christian

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National African-American Read-In @ the Library

From 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 24, the PSC Library is hosting an African American Read-In, offered in partnership with Professor Alanna Cotch’s African-American Literature class. Students will perform public readings that feature African-American writers. The event is part of the National African American Read-In, hosted by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and NCTE, and is designed to bring friends and community members together to share books and promote literacy. More information is available at If you interested in atteding the program please contact Alanna Cotch or Carolyn Ciesla.

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Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.

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Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Librarian, Kellee Warren, discusses some of the lesser known voices of the Civil Rights movement. Check out her post to learn who these women were and find Library resources about them!

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African-American Biographies and Memoirs

Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance

Obama, Barack

March: Book One

Lewis, John

Brown girl dreaming

Woodson, Jacqueline

The short and tragic life of Robert Peace: a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

Hobbs, Jeff

The man called Brown Condor: the forgotten history of an African American fighter pilot

Simmons, Thomas E.

Michelle Obama: a life

Slevin, Peter B.

The other Wes Moore: one name, two fates

Moore, Wes

The autobiography of Malcolm X

X, Malcolm

Strange fruit Volume 1: Uncelebrated narratives from Black history

Gill, Joel Christian

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