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2005 "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
2005 American Library Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
June 25, 2005

This program is presented annually at the Summer ALA. Public and secondary school librarians who served on the 2004 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 2005 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and will be presented by the following members of the 2005 University Press Books Committee:

Mary D. Lankford, Library Consultant, Austin, TX
Carla Bauman-Franks, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Gay Ann Loesch, Sun Valley Middle School, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Gayles Evans, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Karen Perry, Central Davidson School, High Point, NC
Dr. Terri Maggio, Southwest GA Regional Library, Bainbridge, GA

Featured Titles

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS

Come Walk with Me: The Art of Dorris Curtis Introduction
by Robert Cochran

High, Wide, and Frightened
by Louise Thaden

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas
by Stanley E. Troth, et al.

BEACON PRESS

Longfellow: a Rediscovered Life
by Charles C. Calhoun

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
by George McKay et al.

Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu and Jim Mastro

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
by Pam Peters

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA

The Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict
by John Missal and Mary Lou Missal

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS

Early Art of the Southeastern Indians: Feathered Serpents & Winged Beings
by Susan C. Power

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS

Debutante: Rites and Regalia of American Debdom
by Karal Ann Marling

Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier
by Barbara A. Perry

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

Political Waters: The Long, Dirty, Contentious, Incredibly Expensive but Eventually Triumphant History of Boston Harbor
by Eric Jay Dolin

MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS

Champlain: The Birth of French America
by Raymonde Litalien and Denis Vaugeois

MIT PRESS

True to Life: Why Truth Matters
by Michael P. Lynch

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life
by Jennifer Sutton Holder

America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking
by Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald

OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS

Body Story
by Julia K. DePree

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
by Whitney Cranshaw

Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam
by David Farber

Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves
by Laura and William Riley

STANDFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath The Lake
by Linda Butler

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

Jewish Life Cycle: Rites of Passage from Biblical to Modern Times
by Ivan G. Marcus

Carnaval!
edited by Barbara Mauldin

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Talking Shops: Detroit Commercial Folk Art
by David Clements

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS

Door in the Mountain: New & Collected Poems 1965-2003
by Jean Valentine

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition
edited by Jefrey S. Cramer

A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause
by Mary Jane Minkin and Carol V. Wright