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2012 "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
2012 American Library Association Annual Conference
Anaheim, CA
June 24, 2012; 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 2011-12 selection committees for University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries introduce 18 recent titles they found to be "the best" for a variety of reasons. Copies of the books presented are raffled to program attendees. Read the press release >

Go to the 2012 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and presented by the following members of the 2012 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL
Merlyn Miller, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT
Annemarie Roscello, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
Barbara Morrow Williams, Riverside County, Riverside, CA

Featured Titles

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS

Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting
by W. Scott Poole

BEACON PRESS

Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
by Kate Whouley

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security
by Swanee Hunt

GETTY PUBLICATIONS

Renaissance People: Lives the Shaped the Modern Age
by Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith

Books: A Living History
by Martyn Lyons

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

A Kind of Archaeology: Collecting Folk Art in America, 1876-1976
by Elizabeth Stillinger

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age
Edited by Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS

Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific
by Phil Scearce

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance
by John Haywood

The Quotable Thoreau
by Jeffrey S. Cramer

TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS

Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms
by Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin, and Chauncy Monte-Sano

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns
by Charlton D. McIlwain and Stephen M. Caliendo

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI
by Dean Rader

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS

American Menswear: From the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century
by Daniel Delis Hill

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

How to Work in Someone Else's Country
by Ruth Stark

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS

Making the News, Taking the News: From NBC to the Ford White House
by Ron Nessen

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PRESS

Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938-1945
by Imre Rochlitz

Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front, 1940–1944
edited by Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp