Non-Fiction

On Freedom Road : Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings on the Underground Railroad

 

"A thoughtful and illuminating bicycle journey along the Underground Railroad by a climate scientist seeking to engage with American history. The traces of the Underground Railroad hide in plain sight: a great church in Philadelphia; a humble old house backing up to the New Jersey Turnpike; an industrial outbuilding in Ohio. Over the course of four years, David Goodrich rode his bicycle 3,000 miles east of the Mississippi to travel the routes of the Underground Railroad and delve into the history and stories in the places where they happened."--Provided by publisher.

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the 11th Hour

As a young girl, Puri realized that the gulf between her immigrant parents' experiences and her own as American-born were nearly impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and faith. She followed her mother into medicine, but began to question medicine's power. Were patients' lives being saved, or merely prolonged? At that time palliative care was a new field, translating the border between medical intervention and quality of life care. Here Puri reveals a nuanced and optimistic portrait of medicine and hospitalization.

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

A whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on de Waal's studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama's life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species.

Making Memories: Practice Mindfulness, Learn to Journal and Scrapbook, Find Calm Every Day

This book is a how-to-guide helping children to be calm, mindful, and live in the moment every day. In a world where children are increasingly attached to their screens, and their memories often are only held digitally, this book offers a creative analogue solution. It is a fun how-to guide to engaging with the world around us through mindfulness activities and journaling tips. Little ones are taken through activities, from physical and mental exercises to crafting and writing tasks, which teach them tovalue the little things in their lives.

Chill Out: Practicing Calm

In Chill Out: Practicing Calm, students will discover how to practice slowing down and responding thoughtfully to everyday situations. Readers are provided with helpful exercises, tips, and activities to better manage their thoughts and feelings. The book is written with a high-interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and with a lower level of complexity and considerate text to help struggling readers.

Be Still: Practicing Meditation

In Be Still: Practicing Meditation, students will learn about guided visual exercises and meditation. Readers are provided with helpful exercises, tips, and activities to better manage their thoughts and feelings. The book is written with a high-interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and with a lower level of complexity and considerate text to help struggling readers.