2011 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

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University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Public Library Association (PLA). The American Library Association (ALA) is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

ALA Session: The Best of the Best of the University Presses
Each year, librarians who served on the selection committees present their favorite titles from the annual collection bibliography to colleagues at the Summer ALA conference. "The Best of the Best of the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" was held on June 26, 2011, at the 2011 ALA in New Orleans. Read more about the session and the books to be presented >

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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL librarian members carry an audience designation that recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: The AAUP, Attn.: Marketing Department, 28 West 36th St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010. FAX: 212-989-0275. A request can also be submitted online.

Introduction-AASL Selection Committee

The 21st Edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an invaluable resource for building secondary school library collections that meet curriculum needs and the diverse learning abilities and styles of students. This annual bibliography is an excellent resource to share with other educators and administrators to engage them in collection building and collaborate in planning for research based activities.

Titles included in the 2011 publication have been recommended by the American University Press Books Publication Selection Committee, a joint committee of practicing professionals and members of the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association. Selections are not made based on price or format, but on content, and are an excellent assessment of content provided by the higher education community presented with substance and context not always available in the trade books found through standard collection development tools.

Listed in Dewey Decimal order with an author and title index at the back of the book, each listing includes a publisher supplied synopsis and ratings for both school and public library collections. Titles rated by reviewers as "Outstanding" publications appear in a separate section with an original annotation by the reviewer which recognizes the significant content, features, or uniqueness of the title.

Each year, panelists from the joint selection committee highlight their favorite selections at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association. The 2010 "The Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" program was recorded by C-Span and can be viewed on their website at www.c-spanvideo.org/program/294474-1.

As chair of the AASL American University Press Books Selection Committee, I would like to sincerely thank the committee members for their time and efforts to carefully evaluate books submitted for review and to produce a quality selection tool for school librarians. Your suggestions and comments for making it more useful are always welcome.

— Jo Ann Carr
Chairperson, American University Presses Book Selection Committee
July 2010–June 2011

2011 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Jo Ann Carr–Chairperson
University of Wisconsin – Madison MERIT Library Madison, WI
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
330-339 Economics
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
600-619 Medical Science
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
780-799 Music Performing Arts, Recreation
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire)

Sabrina Carnesi
Crittenden Middle School Library
Newport News, VA
390-399 Customs and Folklore
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
920-929 Biography
970-973 North American History (General)

Sharron McElmeel

McBookwords
Cedar Rapids, IA
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
306-319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities, Statistics
340-349 Law
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
900-919 Geography
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History

Suzanne Metcalfe
Dimond High School
Anchorage, AK
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
820-829 British Literature
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
980-999 South American and Other History

Judith Repman
Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups & Behavior
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
370-379 Education
640-649 Home Economics
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & other Literature
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Linda Underwood
North Carolina Central University
Library and Information Science
Durham, NC
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
360-363 Social Programs and Services
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
960-969 African History

Elizabeth Willoughby
Red Bank Middle School Media Center
Red Bank, NJ
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
320-329 Political Science
400-499 Languages
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice

Welcome to the 21st edition of the AASL/PLA University Press Books bibliography!

Service on the committee is a delightful task. We work with Kim Miller in the AAUP marketing department. In early fall we send her our preferred Dewey subject areas. We get some of our preferences and are assigned others that aren't as familiar. The publishers select books they recommend for public and high school library collections. Review copies arrive in December. What a treat! We examine each and evaluate its suitability: for a general audience, for specialized, in-depth collections, for regional appeal. A select few come to the top of the stack as "outstanding." We provide individual reviews for those titles. At the ALA Annual Conference you have the opportunity to hear committee members talk about their "outstanding" choices."

I use the annual bibliography in two ways. It is a fine selection tool for my library's adult collection because it highlights books that are not always covered by review journals. I also use it as a reader's advisory tool. I find at least a dozen books that I want to read and include in my seasonal book reviews.

Appreciation is extended to Kim Miller of the AAUP marketing department who coordinates our committee work and the publication of the bibliography. Gratitude goes to AAUP member presses who supply review copies. Thanks is due to all the committee members who take time from their busy schedules to contribute to this collective effort.

— Nann Blaine Hilyard
PLA Chairman

 

2011 University Press Books Committee, PLA Librarians

Nann Blaine Hilyard–Chairperson
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
360-363 Social Programs and Services
400-499 Languages
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
320-329 Political Science
370-379 Education
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
820-829 British Literature

Saul J. Amdursky

Des Moines Public Library (Retired)
Des Moines, IA
390-399 Customs and Folklore
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
900-919 Geography
970-973 North American History (General)

Christina Beaird

Plainfield Public Library District
Plainfield, IL
100-159 Cultures, Institutions, Communities, Statistics
306-319 Political Science
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
830-859 German, French and Italian Literature

Trisha Burns
Public Libraries of Saginaw
Saginaw, MI
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
640-649 Home Economics
920-929 Biography
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Angela Green
University of North Texas SLIS
Denton, TX
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
930-939 History of the Ancient World
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History
980-999 South American and Other History

Teri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
600-619 Medical Science
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)

Steve Norman
Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
330-339 Economics
340-349 Law
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)

Barbara Morrow Williams
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
Monterey Park, CA
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups & Behavior
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & other Literature
960-969 African History

From the office of the PLA

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The University of Alberta Press: Ring House 2, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
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The American University in Cairo Press: Order Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road,
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The University of Arizona Press
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Athabasca University Press (AU Press)
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Beacon Press: Marketing Dept., 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02128
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Brookings Institution Press: Marketing Department, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW,
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University of California Press: Marketing Department, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1012
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The Catholic University of America Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370,
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The University of Chicago Press: Customer Service, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628
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Cornell University Press: CUP Services, Attn: Orders, P.O. Box 6525, 750 Cascadilla Street,
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Duke University Press: Customer Service, 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701
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Duquesne University Press: Marketing & Promotions Dept., 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282
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University Press of Florida: ATTN: Orders, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
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Fordham University Press: Customer Service Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road,
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Georgetown University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370
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University of Georgia Press: Order Dept., 4435 Atlanta Hwy., Athens, GA 30602
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Getty Publications: Customer Service, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Ste. 1302, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Harvard University Press/Belknap Press: Sales Dept., 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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University of Hawai'i Press
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Indiana University Press: Customer Service, 601 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
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University Press of Kansas: Order Dept., 2502 Westbrooke Circle, Lawrence, KS 66045
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University of Massachusetts Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370,
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McGill-Queen's University Press: Marketing Dept., 1010 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1720,
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University of Minnesota Press: 111 Third Avenue South, Ste. 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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The National Academies Press: Customer Service Dept., 500 Fifth Street, NW, Dept. 285,
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University of Nebraska Press: c/o Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 S. Boundary St.,
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New York University Press: Order Fulfillment Dept., 838 Broadway, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003-4812
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University of North Texas Press: 1155 Union Circle, # 311336, Denton, TX 76205
940-565-2142 FAX: 940-565-4590 / www.unt.edu/untpress

Northern Illinois University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue,
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University of Notre Dame Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue,
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Oregon State University Press: Order Fulfillment Dept., c/o University of Arizona Press,
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University of Pennsylvania Press: c/o Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370 Hampden Station,
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Princeton University Press: Marketing Dept., 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540
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RAND Corporation: Attn: Customer Service, 1776 Main St., PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA
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Teachers College Press: Customer Service & Ordering, 50 Winter Sport Ln., P.O. Box 20,
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Temple University Press: Marketing Dept., TASB, 1852 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Texas A & M University Press: ATTN: Book Orders, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354
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Texas Tech University Press: 2903 4th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79409-1037
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The Urban Institute Press: c/o Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370
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University of Utah Press: Marketing & Sales, 295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400,
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The University of Virginia Press
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University of Washington Press: Marketing, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98195-9570
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Washington State University Press: Sales & Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA
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Wesleyan University Press: UPNE – Customer Service, One Court Street, Suite 250,
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West Virginia University Press: c/o Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue,
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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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The Woodrow Wilson Center Press: 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027
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