Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

Recommended Reading/Viewing List: January

America, one nation, undivided 

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Highline College Library presents a recommended reading/viewing list for this celebration, including books, videos, eBook and e-films, highlighting Dr. King’s life, his achievement, the Civil Right Movement and its activists in America.  It was his dream that America be one nation, undivided by prejudice.  Come to see what Highline College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list.You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Recommended Reading for December: Universal Human Rights

United Nations Human RIghts logo

Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 every year. On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. This milestone document outlines the core principles of human rights to be applied universally.

To celebrate Human Rights Day, this month’s Recommended Readings present books, videos, and Web resources on the history of human rights, issues surrounding universal human rights, personal accounts of struggles toward the realization of human rights, and more.

Below are a few examples of the titles. Please click on each image for more information about the books.

Unity in Diversity?
 

The Last Utopia
 

The Human Rights Paradox
 

Until We Are Free

For the complete list of titles, please visit our Recommended Reading Guide.

Recommended Reading for October (Theme 2) Disability Awareness

NDEAM 2016 poster: #InclusionWorks

October is also Disability Awareness Month. Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.”-United States Department of Labor

To celebrate this themes, our library provides October Recommended Reading/Viewing list. The resources linked on this page are mere samples. To see more of them, please click on the “Reading List” link at the top of each month’s column: Disability Awareness Reading List. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

 

Recommended Reading for October (Theme 1): LGBTQIA Pride

Walt Whitman

LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.  –Library of Congress

To celebrate this theme, our library provides October Recommended Reading/Viewing list. The resources linked on this page are mere samples. To see more of them, please click on the “Reading List” link at the top of each month’s column:  LGBTQIA Pride Reading List. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.

 

Recommended by the library

Are you curious about what the library staff are reading  right now? Please check out this blog for more information!

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak- recommended by Deborah

4th floor, Highline College Library

Call number: 823.92 Z96b 2013

book thief

The Three-body problem

by Cixin Liu- recommended by Wadiyah

Location: King County Library system

Amirita

by Banana Yoshimoto- recommended by Karleigh

Available to purchase at Amazon.com.

People I want to punch in the throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots and Other Suburban scourges

by Jen Mann-recommended by Andrea

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Wishing Day- Lauren Myracle

Available at the King County Library system

World made by Hand by James Howard Kurstler

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Available on the 4th Floor

Call number: 813.54 K96w 2008

Wild Life by Molly Gloss

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Available on the 4th Floor

Call number: 813.54 G563w 2001

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll

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-recommended by Sabrina

Available on the 4th floor

Call number: 823.8 C319at 2013

 

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami-recommended by Catlin

Battle Royale

Available at King County Library system