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New Books at PEOSTA

Recent Library Acquisitions by Fiscal Year and Subject Area


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Selected New Books @ Peosta

Officer Clemmons: A Memoir /

Description: Details the incredible life story of François Clemmons, beginning with his early years in Alabama and Ohio, marked by family trauma and loss, through his studies as a music major at Oberlin College, where Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality, to a chance encounter with Fred Rogers which changed the whole course of both men’s lives, leading to a deep, spiritual friendship and mentorship spanning nearly forty years. When he earned the role as “Officer Clemmons” on the award-winning television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children’s program. A new, wide world opened for Francois–but one which also required him to make painful personal choic-es, and sacrifices. (publ.)

A Wave of Stars /

Reviewed: NYT/BR 12 July 2020 p. 18.
Description: Can a seal and a turtle ever become human? Mimbi and Kipo thought that was only a legend. (publ.)

Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN Examination /

Note: Faculty Request.
Description: This collection of practical thinking exercises has been developed to incorporate the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model (CJM) and to emphasize the new item types that will be integral to the NCLEX-RN exam. Exercises range from basic to more complex and address all specialty areas to fully prepare you for all facets of the exam. (publ.)

Let’s Talk: How English Conversation Works /

Description: Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete: these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation. David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation. We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it. (publ.)