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College Bound: Social Science & Government

Conover, Ted. Newjack: guarding Sing Sing.
Journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system. Gripping yet sometimes humorous look at Sing Sing prison, during a year working as a corrections officer.
365.92 CON [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Diamond, Jared. Guns, germs and steel: the fates of human societies.
Why are some societies rich and powerful while others are not?
303.4 DIA [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in America.
Can you survive on minimum wage? To find out, the author left her middle-class life for a year to see what life is really like for America's working poor.
305.569 EHR [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Hansen, Drew. The dream: Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation.
The dream of MLK sounds through the years to expand our hope for a future of tolerance.
323.092 HAN [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Judson, Olivia. Dr. Tatiana's sex advice to all creation: the definitive guide to the evolutionary biology of sex.
A "Dear Abby" style science column answering the questions of sexual activity for a variety of creatures.
306.7 JUD [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Katz, Jon. Geeks: how two lost boys rode the internet out of Idaho.
Poor students and online geeks find a ticket to college success.
338.76 KAT [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Lambrecht, Bill. Dinner at the New Gene Café: how genetic engineering is changing what we eat, how we live and the global politics of food.
Lambrecht traces controversies surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms and our food.
363.192 LAM [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Larson, Erik. The devil in the white city: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America.
This book tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes.
364.1523 LAR [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Latifa. My forbidden face: growing up under the Taliban; a young woman's story.
16 year old Latifa dreamed of becoming a journalist until the Taliban changed her life.
305.42 LAT [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Martinez, Ruben. Crossing over: a Mexican family on the migrant trail.
Martinez explores forces that drive men, women, and children to risk their lives crossing the border from Mexico to the United States to find work.
306.85 MAR [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Melville, Greg. Greasy rider: two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future.
Describes the cross-country odyssey of a freelance journalist and his college buddy in a dilapidated 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil.
YA 333.72 MEL

Pipher, Mary. The middle of everywhere: the world's refugees come to our town.
The difficulties and struggles of refugees settled by the United States government in Lincoln, NE.
305.9069 PIP [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Preston, Richard. The demon in the freezer: a true story.
A portrait of smallpox makes readers aware that it could rise again as a biological weapon of mass destruction.
303.625 PRE [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Schlosser, Eric. Fast food nation.
The fast food industry has changed America's eating habits and changed agriculture and food distribution, the minimum wage, and more.
394.1 SCH [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Steinberg, Jacques. The gatekeepers: inside the admissions process of a premier college.
Getting in - who and what drives the college admissions cycle?
378.161 STE [in Adult Non-Fiction]

Wheelan, Charles. Naked economics: undressing the dismal science.
Without charts graphs, or jargon, Wheelan makes economics interesting!
330 WHE [in Adult Non-Fiction]

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