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April 2017 Issue

 
 

US Sawiris Library

 
 
 

"I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilising them." Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 
 
 
 
Please take the time to read this month's Book Highlight written by senior Sofia Camacho Ferral. Sofia met M Jackson last year, and was fully inspired by the book and by her powerful  experience.


Two of our new acquisitions this month (see below) were gifts by this years' Visiting Writer Naomi Shihab Nye. She wanted the library to have a DVD and audiobook of her favorite poet William Strafford who passed away in 1993. 


We wish you all a happy and relaxing April break! 

 

See you in the library. Until next month...

 

Mario Chioini 

US Librarian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW ADDITIONS

 
 
 
 

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FICTION

 
 
 
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F BRO

 

Brooks, Jen, 1971-. In a world just right. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2015.

 

Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Aubrey, a scarred loner, escapes at will into other worlds of his making but suddenly, the world where a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.

 
 
 
 
F HAT

Hattemer, Kate. The vigilante poets of Selwyn Academy. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.
 
 
 
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F KAU

 

Kaufman, Amie. Illuminae. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2015.

 

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

 
 
 
 

F YAN

 

Yancey, Richard. The 5th Wave. London, U.K. : Penguin Books, c2013.

 

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

 
 
 
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FC GUR Gursel, Gurcan. Les foot furieux Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Brussels, Belgium : Editions Joker, c2015.

 

Belgian cartoonist Gursel practices the art of caricature with great joy. Here he has a go at the sportsmen that we love the most, footballers! Because football is also, and mostly loads of fun! He makes fun of football and the situations become surreal!.

 
 
 
 

NON FICTION

 
 
 
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304.8 SCH

 

Schrag, Peter. Not fit for our society : nativism and immigration. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2010.

 

The author examines the history of immigration into the United States, focusing on the twenty-first-century debates about Hispanic immigrants by comparing the arguments of race-based restrictions throughout America's history and exploring the theme of fear and loathing of those who chose to immigrate to the U.S.

 
 
 
 

333.33 TRUMP

 

Trump, Donald, 1946-. Trump : the art of the deal. New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, 2015, c1987.

 

Takes an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and describes the day to day operation of his life and his business.

 
 
 
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 e  338.1 PEN

 

Pendergrast, Mark. Uncommon grounds : the history of coffee and how it transformed our world. New York : Basic Books, c2010.

 

Traces the history of coffee from ancient Ethiopia to twentieth-century Seattle, discussing its uses and production, its role in the economies of countries around the world, and the evolution of its place in American kitchens and popular culture.

 
 
 
 

791.43 COP

 

Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-. The godfather notebook. New York, N.Y. : Regan Arts, c2016.

 

Pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola's original notebook.

 
 
 
 
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909.83 HAR

 

Harari, Yuval N. Homo Deus : a brief history of tomorrow. London, UK : Harvill Secker, 2016, c2017.

 

Examines the history of human civilization in the twenty-first century.

 
 
 
 
940.531 OVE

Overy, Richard. The road to war : the origins of World War II. Rev. ed. London, UK : Pimlico, 2009, c1989.

Almost 70 years after the start of World War II, Richard Overy & Andrew Wheatcroft ask the question of why the nations of the world found themselves embroiled in conflict. Step-by-step, they reconstruct the perspective of each country as it marched down the road to war: Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, & the United States.
 
 
 
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PRO 370 DID


Didau, David. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? Carmarthen, Wales : Crown House Publishing Limited, 2016, c2015.


Argues that many deeply held beliefs about teaching and learning are incorrect.

 
 
 
 

AUDIOBOOKS

 
 
 
 

AUD 811 STA

 

Stafford, William. Last reading - August 13, 1993. Ashland, OR : TTTD productions, c1999, c1997.

 

This CD is a superb recording made in Portland, Oregon, of William Stafford's last public reading before his death. Stafford reads and talks about 24 poems, including such favorites as, "Assurance," "It's All Right," "Once in the 40's," "West of Here," plus 13 previously uncollected poems.


 
 
 
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DVDs

 
 
 
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DVD 811 WIL

 

William Stafford : life & poems - a collection of three videos. St. Ashland, OR : TTTD Productions, c2004. Videos by Mike Markee.

 

Presents three videos by prolific poet and National Book Award Winner William Stafford.

 
 
 
 

DVD F GHO

 

Ghost. French ed. Paramount Pictures, 2004, c1990. Directed by Jerry Zucker.

 

A man killed during a robbery gone wrong remains on Earth as a ghost because of his love for his girlfriend. He teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.

 
 
 
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DVD F JAN
Jane Eyre. French ed. Boulogne-Billancourt, France : TF1 Video, 2012, c2010. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
 
 
 
 
DVD F NEW

Suite francaise. French ed. Boulogne-Billancourt, France : TF1 Video, 2015, c2014. Directed by Saul Dibb.

During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier, a French villager, and Bruno von Falk, a German soldier.
 
 
 
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CURRICULUM CONNECTION:

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

BOOK HIGHLIGHT

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: While Glaciers Slept

Author: M Jackson

Pages:
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Call number: 551.31

 
 
 
 
 
 

While Glaciers Slept by National Geographic researcher and expeditioner M Jackson is a powerful memoir in which she draws parallels between personal grief and her scientific experience as a glaciologist. Focusing on change, the story tells how a change of climate, whether within a family or out in nature, can have devastating effects. Jackson breaks down the complexities of her research to a more understandable narrative in which her parents' death and glacial findings are intertwined, allowing the reader to understand the urgency of climate change on a very human level. M Jackson's beautiful and powerful images of her work in the field, along with her accessible prose will help every reader understand her message.

 

Jackson teaches us that science is not just a catch-all term, but a symbol of valiant steps taken towards a specific goal. Regardless of whether or not science is of interest to you, While Glaciers Slept will definitely give you a fresh and unique perspective on scientific research and what it means to us as humans.

 

Review by Sofia Camacho Ferral

Senior student

 

NOTE: We encourage you to contribute by sending your library book review to M. Chioini directly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

KOOB Club (book club)

 
 
 
 
 
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Our last meeting of the year will focus on the 3 books shown above. If you're interested in joining us, read one of the books and come on May 4. 

 

1. The Dream Lover - Elizabeth Berg

2. Nutshell - Ian McEwan

3. Please Look After Mom - Shin Kyung-sook

 

Date: Thursday, May 4

Location: Conference Room 6401, Building 6

Time: From 3:50 to 5:00 pm

 

For parents, faculty and staff.

RSVP to Mario Chioini: mchioini@asparis.fr or ext. 576

 
 
 
 
 
 

BITS & PIECES

 

Location

Building 6, Room 6108,

at the top of the Atrium stairs

 

Hours

Monday-Thurs.: 8:30 am to 5 pm 

Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm


During exams: Until 6 pm

 

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American School of Paris

Mr. Mario Chioini, US Librarian, mchioini@asparis.fr

Mr. Anthony Tremblay, US Library Assistant, uslibrary@asparis.fr

 

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School: Tel +33 (0)1 41 12 82 82, Library: +33(0)1 41 12 82 97

 
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