Resilient Rulers: From Victoria to Cixi to Catherine the Great | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, Queen Victoria leads me down a winding path.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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The eminently accessible Comfort & Glory will make a wonderful addition to public libraries of all sizes; a worthy memorial to novelist Conroy; in-depth, empowering memoirs from Bosworth, Viloria; authentic, accessible, and inspiring, Olympian Vonn’s Strong Is the New Beautiful

Social Sciences, November 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Map Quest | Social Sciences Reviews, November 1, 2016

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History of the World in Maps is an absorbing browse as well as a valuable companion to history classes; Great City Maps is a worthwhile stand-alone purchase; something different for both crafters and cartophiles

Latin American History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Best Memoir: Our Favorites of 2016, Part 2

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A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike; essential reading for all parents; beautifully told, Ghost Songs is likely to stay with readers for a long time; Tynan presents universal insight and wit

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

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As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

Future Career Moves | Designing the Future

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Davis Erin Anderson, a 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star and 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker (M&S), and Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success librarian at California State University, Fresno, a 2012 LJ M&S, 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and 2016 SLA Rising Star, are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World

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These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

US History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services