Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September 2016

            Ms. C. Powell's Freshman Class Learns About Library   Resources Via A Scavenger Hunt

                                 Ms. Powell Introduces Her Class to the 
                                             ERC Center

                     Happy Labor Day, Monday, September 5!!

National Hispanic Heritage Month
 The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot.  Our nation contains some of the most diverse communities, including the culturally-rich Hispanic community that thrives throughout our country from coast to coast and beyond. Within the Hispanic community, you can find even more diversity from the various nationalities that comprise the term Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates (Library of Congress, 2015), "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."

                                               Hispanic Resources
Product Details                                                                                              Historic Hispanic America by Oscar Jones.  Z711.8 .H36
The authors of numerous Hispanic American history titles have come up with an unusual history and travel guide that covers the advent of Columbus through the Spanish conquests to the present. The history takes a traditional Eurocentric view of these events, although it assumes a respectful tone when discussing Native American history, culture, and architecture. Descriptions, addresses, and other pertinent information are listed for Indian and Spanish missions, cliff dwellings, pueblos, reservations, parks, museums, and national monuments in Texas, Arizona, California, and New Mexico. This is an unusual guide that any serious traveler to the Southwest United States would find informative.
- Bruce Alan Hanson, Wayzata East Junior H.S. Lib., Minn.

                          Product Details                                                                                                100 Campeones: Latino Groundbreakers Who Paved the Way in Sport by Richard Lapchick.      Ref. GV697.A1 A135 2010  

100 Campeones: Latino Groundbreakers Who Paved the Way in Sport is much more than a group of stories that feature the talents, triumphs, and tempests of the careers of Latinos in sport. It is a book of living history, rich in culture and tradition. It is a collection of firsts, of legends, and of names that will soon become familiar to the world. 

The 85% Niche: The Power of Women by Miriam Mule'y.   
  HF5415.33 D38  2002  Women of color generate nearly $1 trillion in consumer spending and another $230 billion as entrepreneurs. Yet most companies market to women as a monolithic group, aiming primarily at White women.
With groundbreaking proprietary research, Miriam Muley explores how cultural and ethnic differences shape the way women respond to life experiences. She encourages companies to embrace the cultural and ethnic identity of women of all colors with the same tenacity, commitment to grow, and deployment of economic resources that are given to other consumer audiences.
The result is a concise and practical guide to what drives women of diverse backgrounds to consider brands for future purchase decisions. Muley takes this discussion to a new level, delving deeply into the who of the women's market. She provides practical insights on what it means to be a Latina, a Black woman, or an Asian woman and effectively translates these insights into compelling marketing best practices that business leaders can quickly integrate into planning efforts.

Book of the Month

Mr. Crawley's Pick


Kindred traces the emotional and physical dilemmas Dana Franklin faces as a 20th century African American woman periodically transported back to the antebellum South.  In portraying the experiences of a 1976 woman who must readjust to life during the slavery era, Butler dramatizes important themes: the continuing relevance of the past to the present; the horrors of slavery, which have lost their reality for many, including Dana and her white husband, Kevin; and the ways in which the development of racist attitudes and behavior are a product of societal conditioning. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin. Kindred is a science-fiction with an African American theme. 

Spec. C. 
PS 3552 .U827 K5  2003


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