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2006 "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
2006 American Library Association Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
June 25, 2006

This program is presented annually at the Summer ALA. Public and secondary school librarians who served on the 2005-06 selection committees present their favorite picks from the new edition of University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries to an audience of their colleagues. Publishers donate copies of the presented books to be raffled to librarians in the audience. Read the press release. icon.pdf

 Go to the 2006 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and will be presented by the following members of the 2006 University Press Books Committee:

Christina Maria Beaird, Plainfield Public Libraries, Plainfield, IL
Mary Cosper-Lebouf, Terrenbone Parish Library, Houma, LA
Terri Lent, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland VA
Clark Heath, Southfield Lathrup HS, Troy, MI
Judith T. McGowan, NYC Dept. of Education, NY, NY

Featured Titles

BEACON PRESS

The Meaning of Consuelo: A Novel
by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Somebody's Daughter: A Novel
by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories From Immigrant Communities After 9/11
by Tram Nguyen

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Cities of the World: A History in Maps
by Peter Whitfield

In Search of Myths and Heroes: Exploring Four Epic Legends of the World
by Michael Wood

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era
by Elizabeth Campbell Delinger

The Natural History of the Bible
by Daniel Hillel

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS

Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
by Vincent Carretta

INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS

Captured! A Boy Trapped in the Civil War
by Mary Blair Immel

ISLAND PRESS

The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror
by David W. Orr

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS

To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance
by Richard J. Ellis

Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq
by Katherine Skiba

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring
by Priscilla Coit Murphy

The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches
by Bernard W. Bell

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI

Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family's Letters
by Elizabeth Petry

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
by Ted Kooser

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND

Black Bangor: African Americans in a Maine Community, 1880-1950
by Maureen Elgersman-Lee

THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION

American People: Census 2000
by Reynolds Farley and John Haaga

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate
by Melina Mara

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE PRESS

How Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate
by Tamara Cofman Wittes

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PRESS

Lost  Delta Found: Rediscovering The Fisk University-Library Of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942
by John W. Work et al.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
by Jack Nisbet

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Little History of the World
by E.H. Gombrich

Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons
by Alvin Kernan

Annotated Shakespeare Series: Macbeth; Othello; The Taming of the Shrew
by Wiliam Shakespeare; annotated by Burton Raffel