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2009 "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
2009 American Library Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
July 12, 2009
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 2008-09 selection committees will introduce recent titles they have found to be "the best" for a variety of reasons. Copies of the books presented will be raffled to program attendees. Read the press release.

Go to the 2009 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and will be presented by the following members of the 2009 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Reference Librarian, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Director, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL
Terri Lent, Library Media Specialist, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA
Dr. Janice Krueger, Professor of Library Science, Clarion University, Clarion, PA
Dr. Judith Repman, Professor of Instructional Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Featured Titles

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
by Joel Best

Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America
by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philip G. Schrag

The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting through the Hype about Your Health
by Robert Davis

Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of The King and I Governess
by Susan Morgan

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
by Mary Beard

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I PRESS

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific
by Patrick D. Nunn

THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY

The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide
by The Jewish Publication Society

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS

Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations
by Susan Sessions Rugh

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature
by Julia L. Mickenberg and Philip Nel

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS

Opening the Qur'an: Introducing Islam's Holy Book
by Walter H. Wagner

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television
by Thomas S. Hischak

Atlas of Exploration, 2nd Edition
by Oxford University Press, Foreword by John Hemming

Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life
by James M. McPherson

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
by Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
by Judith Herrin

RAND CORPORATION

In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad
Compilation and Commentary by David Aaron

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

500 Years of Chicana Women's History (Bilingual Edition)
by Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Red Desert: History of a Place
by Annie Proulx

Danger Pay: Memoir of a Photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994
by Carol Spencer Mitchell

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS

The Founders on the Founders: Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era
by John P. Kaminski

WASHINGTON STATE PRESS

America's Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup
by Max S. Power