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YALSA'S OUTSTANDING BOOKS FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND AND LIFELONG LEARNERS: History & Cultures

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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian Teen Book The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
TEEN ALEXIE

Born with water on the brain, Arnold Spirit, aka Junior, transfers to an all-white school off his reservation. He knows he won’t easily fit in, but with self-determination and a solid personal identity, he has the chance to succeed.



Gay America : struggle for equality Teen Book Gay America : struggle for equality

Alsenas, Linas.
TEEN 306.766 ALSENAS

This work provides a chronological overview of public attitudes toward homosexuality throughout American history, as well as the experience of gay people during these prescriptive, restrictive, and even dangerous periods.



Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East book Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East

Anderson, Scott, 1959-
940.4124 ANDERSO

Lawrence was a player in a thrilling game of territorial machinations filled with deceit, spy craft, and dubious treaties. From World War I through the modern day, cultural clashes and fallout from these double-dealings are illuminated in this engaging history that uses the famous adventurer as its linchpin.



The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics book The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Brown, Daniel, 1951-
797.123 BROWN

Building to the suspense of a race won by seconds, this tale follows the nine young men who traveled from Seattle to Berlin to compete in crew at the spectacular and infamous Nazi Olympics.



At home : a short history of private life book At home : a short history of private life

Bryson, Bill.
643.1 BRYSON

Bill Bryson turns his eye for intriguing connections to exploring the history of the structure of the house from ancient times to recent innovations.



The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II book The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II

Chang, Iris.
951.042 CHANG

Barely a postscript in Japanese history, this book tells the story of the horrific torture and murder of hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens took place over the course of just seven weeks.



Factory girls : from village to city in a changing China book Factory girls : from village to city in a changing China

Chang, Leslie T.
331.4095 CHANG

A compelling and eye-opening look at young women in China who make up a growing migrant population in the country’s largest cities.



Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea book Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea

Demick, Barbara.
306.0951 DEMICK

Get a glimpse of what life is like in this oppressive and secretive nation through the lives of some ordinary people who managed to escape.



The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao book The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

Di?az, Junot, 1968-
FIC DIAZ

A self-proclaimed “ghetto nerd,” outcast and animé-loving Oscar Wao is the latest in a long line of doomed generations to suffer the dreaded fuku curse of his native Dominican Republic. With only humor and talent as his weapons, he perseveres, knowing “you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”



The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl book The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl

Egan, Timothy.
978.032 EGAN

In this layered account of the great dust bowl, Egan shares incredible eyewitness accounts and explores the convergence of failed agricultural practices, ill-fated government policies, and the costs of “get rich quick” schemes.



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