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2010 "Best of the Best" at the ALA

University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries: The Best of the Best from the University Presses
2010 American Library Association Annual Conference
Washington, DC
June 27, 2010; 1:30 PM
Broadcast on C-SPAN's BookTV: View Online

The "Best of the Best" program is presented annually at the ALA Conference. University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Public and secondary school librarians who served on the 2009-10 selection committees for University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries introduced recent titles they found to be "the best" for a variety of reasons. Copies of the books presented were raffled to program attendees. Read the press release.

Go to the 2010 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and presented by the following members of the 2010 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Judi Repman, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Teri Maggio, Assumption Parish Library, Napoleonville, LA
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL
Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA

Featured Titles

BEACON PRESS

Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World
by Amy Seidl

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

The Book of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages: An Illustrated Guide to Signs, Symbols, Ciphers, and Secret Languages
edited by Paul Lunde

Historical Atlas of the American West: With Original Maps
by Derek Hayes

Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician
by Barry Seldes

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend
by Joshua Blu Buhs

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
by Michael Forsberg

Nature's Great Events: The Most Amazing Natural Events on the Planet
edited by Karen Bass

GETTY PUBLICATIONS

The Great Empires of the Ancient World
edited by Thomas Harrison

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China
by Jay Taylor (The Belknap Press)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Making Music and Having a Blast!
by Bonnie Blanchard (with Cynthia Blanchard Acree)

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
by Margot Mifflin

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS

Jade Visions: The Life and Music of Scott LaFaro
by Helene LaFaro-Fernandez

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
by Gordon Wood

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation's Most Successful Collegiate Creamery
by Lee Stout

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History
by Michael Kazin

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America
by Bert Hansen

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place
by Susan Wittig Albert

Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946-present
by Douglas Brode

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Ghosts of Harlem: Sessions with Jazz Legends
by Hank O'Neal

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
edited by William Fitzhugh, Morris Rossabi, and William Honeychurc