Wednesday, November 16, 2022

New Nonfiction


And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems by Erica Martin
“A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.” -WorldCat
Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax
by Jon Tattrie
“In June of 1749, Edward Cornwallis set into motion events that would determine the destiny of tens of thousands of people stretched across half a continent. His actions in the following three years would also determine the future of not only Nova Scotia, but of the vast land that would become Canada. To the Mi'kmaq people, the British governor stood on their ancestral home of ‘Mi'kma'ki’. For France, Cornwallis was entering ‘Acadie’, heartland of New France's territorial ambitions on the New World. For Cornwallis, and for the British crown he represented, it was Nova Scotia - territory France ceded to Britain on paper in 1712, and a land he intended to claim in the flesh with his massive influx of soldiers and settlers.” -Amazon
Cramm This Book: So You Know WTF Is Going On in the World Today by Olivia Seltzer
"A guide to the recent history of the world that's led to where we are today, so Gen Z readers can have context for the news they see and hear every day." -WorldCat
The Battle of Bosworth Field by Charles River Editors
"The Battle of Bosworth was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it a defining moment of English and Welsh history." -WorldCat
The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt and Belle Wuthrich
People with disabilities (PWDs) have the same aspirations for their lives as you do for yours. The difference is that PWDs don't have the same access to education, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare in order to achieve their goals. In The Disability Experience you'll meet people with different kinds of disabilities, and you'll begin to understand the ways PWDs have been ignored, reviled and marginalized throughout history. The book also celebrates the triumphs and achievements of PWDs and shares the powerful stories of those who have fought for change."-Amazon
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones
“The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. This book, about the Wars of the Roses, describes how the Plantagenets, tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors.” -WorldCat
Too Dumb for Democracy? : Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones by David Moscrop
“Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it.” -Amazon
Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace by Ger Duany and Garen Thomas
“The amazing autobiography of a young Sudanese boy who went from a child soldier and struggling refugee to international peace activist and Hollywood actor.” -Amazon
Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance by Pamela Palmater
“From one of the most important, inspiring and fearless voices in Indigenous rights, decolonization, Canadian politics, social justice, earth justice and beyond, Warrior Life is an unflinching critique of the colonial project that is Canada and a rallying cry for Indigenous peoples and allies alike to forge a path toward a decolonial future through resistance and resurgence.” -Amazon