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2011 "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
2011 American Library Association Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
June 26, 2011; 1:30 PM

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 2010-11 selection committees for University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries introduce 16 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 2011 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and presented by the following members of the 2011 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Jo Ann Carr, University of Wisconsin–Madison MERIT Library, Madison, WI
Judi Repman, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Teri Maggio, Assumption Parish Library, Napoleonville, LA
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL

Featured Titles

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS

Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History
by David K. Wiggins and R. Pierre Rodgers

BEACON PRESS

The Match: "Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter
by Beth Whitehouse

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens
by Lynne Christy Anderson

The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide
by Julianne L. Fry, et al.

Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad
by Derek Hayes

The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference
by Jonathan M. Hoekstra, et al.; Edited by Jennifer L. Molnar

Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behavior
by Martha Holmes and Mike Gunton

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology
Edited by Robert Allen

The Book of Leaves: A Leaf-by-Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees
by Allen J. Coombes; Edited by Zsolt Debreczy

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS

Ghostbread
by Sonja Livingston

Jack London, Photographer
by Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Sara S. Hodson, and Philip Adam

GETTY PUBLICATIONS

Black in White America
by Leonard Freed

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition
by Jane Austen; Edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks

Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Edited by John H. Taylor

NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments
by Marilyn Fenichel, and Heidi A. Schweingruber; National Research Council

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS

Ten Thousand Years of Pottery
by Emmanuel Cooper