New Titles 9/18/2021

Adult Titles
Posted on 09/18/2021
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Bird Families of North America
by Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson
Available as: Print book

cover of Bird Families of North America

Have you been looking for a bird guide that does more than identifies but helps you understand them as families instead of species.  This is a new approach to bird identification so if you have always wanted to be a birder, this might be a more accessible approach.  With over 150 color photos, this new bird book covers the 81 bird families in the United States and Canada.


We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
by Eric Garcia
Available as: print book, ebook

cover of We're Not BrokenWritten as a love letter to autistic people and a message from those who are autistic to those in their life that love, work with and help take care of them.  This is a book for those on the spectrum and those who want to cultivate deeper understanding.  Eric Garcia writes from his own life yet with a journalistic approach and articulates that vast diversity of the autistic community in regards to varying degrees of support needs, autistic people of color, those who are LGBTQ+ and how they navigate systems that were not built with them in mind.  Garcia has created a platform and conversation where the autistic can articulate their own needs instead of having others speak for them.


Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Available as: print book

A historical and contemporary commentary on what it means to and why we quarantine.  Manaugh and Twilley have been researching quarantines prior to the current Covid-19 pandemic and with this book they include compelling up-to-the-minute perspectives, science and explorations into the quarantine experience, necessity, isolation and responsibility.  To quarantine includes histories beyond medical isolation and also includes research facilities, diseased plants, tech giants and NASA’s work in space.  A timely and thought provoking read for an unprecedented time in our history that at times may feel disorienting yet in reading the history of quarantining, creates further understanding and connection.