Virginia Shreves is very insecure about her weight. She has 1 sister 1 brother there very thin and they love how they look but Virgina doesn't her mom wishes Virgina would work out with her but Virginia refuses. but theres one person who loves how Virginia looks Froggy Welsh the III her boyfriend.
Brionna- 10th Grade Central High School
Read all about the tumultuous life of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, in these biographies at the Library.
Mrs. Lincoln: A Life
By Catherine Clinton
In this biography, Catherine Clinton draws on important new research to illuminate the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln. Mary Lincoln's story is inextricably tied with the story of America and with her husband's presidency, yet her life is an extraordinary chronicle on its own.
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
By Daniel Mark Epstein
This fascinating work on the Lincoln marriage by a noted historical biographer sheds new light on both the personal and political lives of one of American history's most important couples.
These memoirs of the war in Afghanistan provide firsthand accounts of those who experienced it and can help provide insight into the conflict.
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
By Nathaniel Fick
A former captain of the U.S. Marine Corps First Reconnaissance Battalion unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between the military ideals he learned and military practice, which can mock those ideals. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but it is an ultimately inspiring account of mastering the art of war.
These books at the Library explore the fate of news publications in our digital media society.
American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media
By Neil Henry
Journalist Neil Henry confronts the crisis facing professional journalism in this era of rapid technological transformation. American Carnival combines elements of memoir with media research to explore critical contemporary issues ranging from reporting on the Iraq War, to American race relations, to the exploitation of journalism by advertisers and politicians. Drawing on significant currents in U.S. press and social history, Henry argues that in an age marked by fraud in many institutions in American life, the decline of journalistic professionalism sparked by the economic challenge of new media has especially serious implications for democracy.
Are you a fan of cult films? These books examine some of the best. Or take a peek at a few films featured in “The New Cult Canon” series published for The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for The Onion.
VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics
Edited by Carol Schwartz with Jim Olenski
Featuring 1,300 irreverent reviews of masterpieces and misfits, this guide to cult flicks is reader-friendly with sidebars, movie tag lines, and quotes.
Animator, film maker and entrepreneur, Walt Disney transformed the film and entertainment industries. Learn more about this American icon and his art in these books at the Library.
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
By Neal Gabler
The author whose biography of Walter Winchell was named best nonfiction book of 1994 by Time now presents the definitive biography of one of the most important figures in 20th-century American entertainment and culture.
These books at the Library explore the nature of randomness and probability in our lives.
Randomness & probability
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
By Leonard Mlodinow
In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious cases, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.
Whether or not you piece with the best of them, these books should appeal to anyone interested in the beauty and craft of quilting. For you quilters, check out some of the library’s books of quilt patterns. And if you like to stick to fiction, there’s a whole genre of quilting novels.
Masters: Art Quilts
By Martha Sielman
These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers can't help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globe – including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America – and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents. Sielman contributes an illuminating essay for each of the 40 featured artists, who are showcased in eight-page features.