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2007 "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
2007 American Library Association Annual Conference
Washington, DC
June 24, 2007

The "Best of the Best" program is presented annually at the Summer ALA; University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Public and secondary school librarians who served on the 2006-07 selection committees will introduce recent titles they've found to be "the best" for a variety of reasons. Copies of the presented books will be raffled to those in attendance. Read the press release. icon.pdf

Go to the 2007 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and will be presented by the following members of the 2007 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Christina Maria Beaird, Plainfield Public Library District, Plainfield, IL
Paul J. Gregorio, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Terri Lent, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA
Karen Perry, Wiley Middle School, Winston-Salem, NC

Featured Titles

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA PRESS

Alaska Native Art: Tradition, Innovation, Continuity
by Susan W. Fair

BEACON PRESS

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir
by Kevin Jennings

Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty
by Cassandra Pybus

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

The Secret History of al Qaeda
by Abdel Bari Atwan

The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution
by Dan Smith

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Half-Life of a Zealot
by Swanee Hunt

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESS

"Key Words" Series (Christianity; Religious Studies; Buddhism; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism)
by Ron Greaves

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS

Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
by Margaret Earley Whitt

GETTY PUBLICATIONS

European Art of the 16th Century
by Stefano Zuffi

INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS

The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle
by Ray E. Boomhower

THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Folktales of the Jews: Volume 1, Tales from the Sephardic Dispersion
by Dan Ben-Amos

MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level
by Fred W. Sauceman

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS

A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas Biggers
by Olive Jensen Thiesen

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS

An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
by Mark E. Steiner

OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar
by Paul Laurence Dunbar

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE PRESS

Generals in the Cabinet Room: How the Military Shapes Israeli Policy
by Yoram Perry

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

Brides, Inc.: American Weddings and the Business of Tradition
by Vicki Howard

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco
by Eric Burns

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS

Gilgamesh: A Verse Play
by Yusef  Komunyakaa and Chad Gracia

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Horse in Art
by John Baskett

Chinese Sculpture
by Angela Falco Howard, Song Li, Hung Wu, and Hong Yang

An A-Z of Type Designers
by Neil Macmillan

Why Arendt Matters
by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl