LJ Reference Reviews: December 2016

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This important work helps to develop community engagement in the field of ethnic studies; a multifaceted look at specters and their stories; a solid resource for African American Folklore; libraries serving serious film researchers will be interested in Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection

Social Sciences, November 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Reference Reviews: March 15, 2016

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A complete but esoteric Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales; an essential overview of U.S. water development policy; the Bible’s influence on the arts; A Reference Module for Food Science defined by currency and expert authorship

Retirement Planning | LJ Reviews

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Ghilarducci showcases how readers from varying walks of life can make sustainable retirement savings choices, how to get more from your assets

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2015

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Fiction from King, Kwan, Pitre; nonfiction on human trafficking, the Vikings, treasure hunters, Marco Polo. Documentaries on LGBT people in Cameroon, Hurricane Sandy, organ donation programs, plus new Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Bu-ray

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015

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Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015

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One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Social Sciences, June 2015 | Best Sellers

October 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961