February 22, 2017

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Out of the huts of history's shame 
I rise 
Up from a past that's rooted in pain 
I rise 
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, 
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. 

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear 
I rise 
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear 
I rise 
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, 
I am the dream and the hope of the slave. 
I rise 
I rise 
I rise.

--Maya Angelou, Still I Rise, 1978
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Yearbook: 1976

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YouTube Pick of the Week

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise premiers on PBS tonight at 9:00pm. 


This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Patience (2016) by Daniel Clowes

Call Number:  GRA Clowes
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After his pregnant wife, Patience, is killed, Jack lives in misery for decades until he discovers a way to travel through time in hopes of stopping the murder. When Jack visits the past, he learns things about his wife and her years as a young adult that she has kept from him, including several physically violent and emotionally damaging encounters with previous men. 

While some teens will empathize with the despondent Patience, who feels like she is trapped by her circumstances, others will get caught up in the time chase. Clowes uses time travel as a vehicle to create vivid, mind-blowing images with a bright and colorful palette. With a classic like Ghost World under his belt, Daniel Clowes already has a legion of graphic novel fans, and although the subject matter differs here, his signature drawing style is recognizable. VERDICT: This time-travel love story will pick up fans of slow-burning thrillers and graphic novels, especially those already familiar with Clowes's work. -- School Library Journal

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Everything, Everything (2015) by Nicola Yoon

Call Number: FIC Yoon
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***In theaters May 19, 2017***

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black-black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster. 
-- Goodreads


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Rolling Blackouts  (2016) by  Sarah Glidden
Call Number:  GRA Glidden
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"An intricate investigation of how the reality of conflict gets filtered through personal, political, and journalistic narrative...This work-quiet but challenging, plain yet beautiful-exemplifies [Glidden's] skillful, sensitive reportage." --Library Journal Starred Review

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden accompanies her two friends-reporters and founders of a journalism non-profit-as they research potential stories on the effects of the Iraq War on the Middle East and, specifically, the war's refugees. Joining the trio is a childhood friend and former Marine whose past service in Iraq adds an unexpected and sometimes unwelcome viewpoint, both to the people they come across and perhaps even themselves.

As the crew works their way through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria, Glidden observes the reporters as they ask civilians, refugees, and officials, "Who are you?" Everyone has a story to tell: the Iranian blogger, the United Nations refugee administrator, a taxi driver, the Iraqi refugee deported from the US, the Iraqis seeking refuge in Syria, and even the American Marine.

Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less) records all that she encounters with a sympathetic and searching eye. Painted in her trademark soft, muted watercolors and written with a self-effacing humor, Rolling Blackouts cements Glidden's place as one of today's most original nonfiction voices. --

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Marshall Memo

The Archdiocese of Chicago subscribes to a research publication called The Marshall Memo of which there is a new issue each week. Each issue features a curated round-up of important ideas and new research in the field of education for K-12 schools.

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