Fake News & the Media | Collection Development

Fake news has deep roots in American politics and journalism, which blossomed into unprecedented distortion of facts during the 2016 presidential election. These 21 resources chronicle the history of fake news and how the public can verify what’s out there.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff | LJ Review

Michael Wolff’s explosive Trump White House tell-all is “essential reading for political junkies” and recommended for fans of House of Cards.

Voices To Be Heard: Celebrate Black Women All Yearlong with These Noteworthy Titles

An essential collection for readers and students of black history and literature; an ambitious, electrifying memoir; a bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart; a much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs; highly recommended for those interested in race, ethnicity, and social commentary

Politics & Law, July 2017 | Best Sellers

October 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016

The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

Politics & Law, March 2016 | Best Sellers

June 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Cyberwar, Chicken Farms, & the Social History of LSD | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Nonfiction

Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504685825. Reader TBA. When the Amundsens decided to start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm, their entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learned to […]

Judicious Reading: The Supreme Court Rules the Page | Wyatt’s World

The U.S. Supreme Court Justices seem to be everywhere right now: from debate topics to late-night broadcasts. Here are five books on the court, its issues, and its role in American life.