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Selected Library Acquisitions for 2020-2021

Leading with Gratitude

Provides managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the every day work environment to help bolster moral, efficiency, and profitability. Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another--strengthening team bonds. Gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person's overall well-being--above money, health, and optimism. Showing gratitude isn't just about being nice, it's about being smart--really smart--and it's a skill that everyone can easily learn.

Ready or Not

Explores how today's parenting techniques and our educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future--and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. A beautifully written memoir that combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland examines the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

The Heartland: An American History /

Reviewed: NPR (25 Apr. 2019); NYT/BR 19 May 2019 p. 22.
Description: When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas, she expected to find her new home, well, isolated. Even provincial. After all, she had landed in the American heart-land, a place where the nation’s identity exists in its pristine form. Or so we have been taught to believe. Struck by the gap between reputation and reality, she determined to get to the bottom of history and myth. The deeper she dug into the making of the modern heartland, the wider her story became as she realized that she’d uncovered an unheralded cross-roads of people, commerce, and ideas. But the really interesting thing, Hoganson found, was that over the course of American history, even as the region’s connections with the rest of the planet became increasingly dense and intricate, the idea of the rural Midwest as a steadfast heartland became a stronger and more stubbornly immovable myth. (publ.)

Full House: the complete seasons 1-8 [DVD]

After the death of his wife, sports broadcaster later turned morning talk show host Danny Tanner raises his three little girls, D.J. (Donna Jo), Stephanie and Michelle - with help from his rock musician brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis and his comedian best friend, Joey Gladstone.