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Booktalking "A Mayor's Life" by David Dinkins

A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic portrays the life of David Dinkins, New York's first African-American mayor.Read More ›

Booktalking "Ten Days a Madwoman" by Deborah Noyes

Think women are only capable of writing about fashion and other "feminine" pursuits? Think again.Read More ›

Booktalking "Success Is the Only Option" by John Calipari

This is a brilliant book about bringing out the best in extremely gifted people. Read More ›

Booktalking "Symptoms of Being Human" by Jeff Garvin

Both and neither. Boy or girl. Coming to terms. Riley struggles to make it in this world, forging a new life and a new way.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Bridge To Brilliance" by Nadia Lopez

The Bridge To Brilliance is an eye-opening look into the world of public schools in New York City, especially the economically disadvantaged ones.Read More ›

Timely Talks: Librarians Discuss Money & Power at Regional Symposium

The ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium focused on discussions of money and power among librarians. It was a terrific learning experience to collaborate with many colleagues in the NYC area, most of whom work in academic institutions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Women In Blue" by Cheryl Mullenbach

This is a terrific history of women in the workplace, as seen through a law enforcement lens. Read More ›

Booktalking "Just Kids From the Bronx" by Arlene Alda

The lives of influential people, illustrated in Just Kids From the Bronx, were nurtured in the northernmost borough of the largest city in the United States.Read More ›

Booktalking "Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Comes of Age" by Beryl Radin

The field of policy analysis was born in the 1970s, though the tradition of advising rulers has been around pretty much since the beginning of civilization, as the title suggests.Read More ›

Booktalking "Be a Changemaker" by Laurie Ann Thompson

tart changing the world by becoming a social entrepreneur. All you need is passion, drive, time, and commitment to your cause.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Behavior Gap" by Carl Richards

Exploring the intersection of using money as a tool for goods and services and happiness. Read More ›

Booktalking "Every Vote Matters" by Tom and Natalie Jacobs

Think one voice doesn't matter? Think again. Read More ›

Booktalking "One Perfect Pitch" by Marie Perruchet

Ever want to knock someone off his or her feet with your brilliant idea? Trying to get a job, woo investors, or simply persuade someone about a venture that you have in mind? Read More ›

Booktalking "Riding Chance" by Christine Kendall

Foster and Troy are best buds, and they hang together always. Then, someone has the idea that they would like to work with horses in exchange for the chance to ride. Read More ›

Booktalking "50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Credit" by Steve Weisman

Common-sense steps that individuals can take to avoid becoming victims of identity theft. Read More ›

Booktalking "Inexcusable" by Chris Lynch

According to Keir, Gigi misunderstood what happened, did not speak up, or both, and everything was fine.Read More ›

Booktalking "Girl Online" by Zoe Sugg

Penny shares her thoughts in her blog under the alias Girl Online. Anytime something momentous happens in her life, she chronicles the events in public to her fans.Read More ›

Booktalking "Being Jazz" by Jazz Jennings

Ever since she was little, Jazz knew she was a girl, despite being designated male at birth.Read More ›

Booktalking "Your Evil Twin" by Bob Sullivan

Identity theft proliferates and is rarely ever prosecuted. Learn how to keep your information out of the wrong hands.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Mentor Myth" by Debby Carreau

Mentors can assist you with charting your career path, but you must remain at the helm of your life and career.Read More ›
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