Looking for something to read? Here’s our list of new books for May:
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Crooked paths to allotment : the fight over federal Indian policy after the Civil War / C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa.
Wheel of fortune : the battle for oil and power in Russia / Thane Gustafson.
Killer fat : media, medicine, and morals in the American “obesity epidemic” / Natalie Boero.
Atlas of the great Irish famine / edited by John Crowley, William J. Smyth, and Michael Murphy ; GIS consultant, Charlie Roche.
Long shadow of antiquity : what have the Greeks and Romans done for us? / Gregory S. Aldrete and Alicia Aldrete.
Environmental policy : new directions for the twenty-first century / edited by Norman J. Vig, Michael E. Kraft.
Public policy : politics, analysis, and alternatives / Michael E. Kraft and Scott R. Furlong.
Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy / Emily Bazelon.
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking / Susan Cain.
Alexander I : the tsar who defeated Napoleon / Marie-Pierre Rey ; translated by Susan Emanuel.
Of Africa / Wole Soyinka.
American empire : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home, 1945-2000 / Joshua B. Freeman.
Girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II / Denise Kiernan.
Dreaming the future : reimagining civilization in the Age of Nature / Kenny Ausubel ; foreword by David W. Orr.
Wisdom of failure : how to learn the tough leadership lessons without paying the price / Laurence G. Weinzimmer, Jim McConoughey.
Scattered sand : the story of China’s rural migrants / Hsiao-Hung Pai ; preface by Gregor Benton.
Rebuilding the foodshed : how to create local, sustainable, and secure food systems / Philip Ackerman-Leist.
Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action / Jennifer L. Pierce.
Impact of disruptive students in Wisconsin school districts / by Michael Ford.
Local dollars, local sense : how to shift your money from Wall Street to Main Street and achieve real prosperity / Michael H. Shuman ; foreword by Peter Buffett.
Dimensions of crime as a social problem / edited by Robert Hartmann McNamara and Keith J. Bell.
American lynching / Ashraf H.A. Rushdy.
Juvenile in justice / Richard Ross ; [foreword by Ira Glass ; preface by Bart Lubow].
Slow democracy : rediscovering community, bringing decision making back home / Susan Clark and Woden Teachout.
U.S. immigration made easy / Ilona Bray.
Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship / Claire Bishop.
Accursed / Joyce Carol Oates.
Hallucinations / Oliver Sacks.
Beyond health, beyond choice : breastfeeding constraints and realities / edited by Paige Hall Smith, Bernice L. Hausman, Miriam Labbok.
Seed underground : a growing revolution to save food / Janisse Ray.
Paradise lot : two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city / Eric Toensmeier ; with contributions from Jonathan Bates.
Taste, memory : forgotten foods, lost flavors, and why they matter / David Buchanan ; foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan.
New horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower / Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller.
Small-scale poultry flock : an all-natural approach to raising chickens and other fowl for home and market growers / Harvey Ussery ; foreword by Joel Salatin.
Natural beekeeping : organic approaches to modern apiculture / Ross Conrad.
Power from the people : how to organize, finance, and launch local energy projects / Greg Pahl ; foreword by Van Jones.
Art of fermentation : an in-depth exploration of essential concepts and processes from around the world / Sandor Ellix Katz ; foreword by Michael Pollan.
Good morning, beautiful business : the unexpected journey of an activist entrepreneur and local economy pioneer / Judy Wicks.
Game changers : education and information technologies / edited by Diana G. Oblinger.
Etched in clay : the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet / Andrea Cheng ; woodcuts by the author.
Earth-honoring faith : religious ethics in a new key / Larry L. Rasmussen.
Shock of America : Europe and the challenge of the century / David W. Ellwood.
Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America / Michael P. Jeffries.
Amskapi Pikuni : the Blackfeet people / Clark Wissler and Alice Beck Kehoe ; with the collaboration of Stewart E. Miller.
Active bodies : a history of women’s physical education in twentieth-century America / Martha H. Verbrugge.
Free time : the forgotten American Dream / Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt.
Key concepts in leadership / Jonathan Gosling, Stephanie Jones and Ian Sutherland with Joost Dijkstra.
Redistribution recession : how labor market distortions contracted the economy / Casey B. Mulligan.
More than they bargained for : Scott Walker, unions, and the fight for Wisconsin / Jason Stein and Patrick Marley.
Sexual harassment : an introduction to the conceptual and ethical issues / Keith Dromm.
Goodvertising : creative advertising that cares / Thomas Kolster.
Fathers in cultural context / edited by David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, Michael E. Lamb.
Disability history of the United States / Kim E. Nielsen.
Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women / Miriam Boeri
Intercountry adoption : policies, practices, and outcomes / edited by Judith L. Gibbons and Karen Smith Rotabi.
Bullying hurts : teaching kindness through read alouds and guided conversations / Lester L. Laminack and Reba M. Wadsworth.
Inequality for all : the challenge of unequal opportunity in American schools / William H. Schmidt, Curtis C. McKnight.
American art song and American poetry / Ruth C. Friedberg, Robin Fisher.
Schumann / Eric Frederick Jensen.
Conducting women’s choirs : strategies for success / edited and compiled by Debra Spurgeon.
What was contemporary art? / Richard Meyer.
Framed spaces : photography and memory in contemporary installation art / Monica E. McTighe.
Rural fictions, urban realities : a geography of Gilded Age American literature / Mark Storey.
Hawks in flight : the flight identification of North American raptors / Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton.
Health care reform and disparities : history, hype, and hope / Toni P. Miles.
Everyday ethics : voices from the front line of community psychiatry / Paul Brodwin.
Alcohol and its role in the evolution of human society / Ian S. Hornsey.
Reconstructing ancient linen body armor : unraveling the linothorax mystery / Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, Alicia Aldrete.
Hammer of witches / by Shana Mlawski.
Awakening : a Tankborn novel / Karen Sandler.
Vision and brain : how we perceive the world / James V. Stone.
Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint / André Vauchez ; translated by Michael F. Cusato.
Atlantic in world history / by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Visions of power in Cuba : revolution, redemption, and resistance, 1959-1971 / Lillian Guerra.
Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity / Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute.
Carbon crunch : how we’re getting climate change wrong–and how to fix it / Dieter Helm.
Taxes in America : what everyone needs to know / Leonard E. Burman and Joel Slemrod.
From Cairo to Wall Street : voices from the global spring / edited by Anya Schiffrin and Eamon Kircher-Allen ; foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs ; introduction by Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Handbook of father involvement : multidisciplinary perspectives / edited by Natasha Cabrera, Catherine S. Tamis-Lemonda.
Addiction by design : machine gambling in Las Vegas / Natasha Dow Schüll.
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America / Jonathan Kozol.
Changing face of world cities : young adult children of immigrants in Europe and the United States / Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf, editors.
Projecting possibilities for writers : the how, what & why of designing units of study, K-5 / Matt Glover & Mary Alice Berry.
Motion, emotion, and love : the nature of artistic performance / Thomas Carson Mark.
John Philip Sousa’s America : the patriot’s life in images and words / by John Philip Sousa IV with Loras John Schissel.
Bassoon / James B. Kopp.
Making musical meaning : unlocking the value of music education in the age of innovation / Elizabeth Sokolowski.
Tanglewood II : summoning the future of music education / edited by Anthony J. Palmer and André Quadros ; with a foreword by Wynton Marsalis.
Can journalism survive? : an inside look at American newsrooms / David M. Ryfe.
Becoming the gentleman : British literature and the invention of modern masculinity, 1660-1815 / Jason D. Solinger.
Toni Morrison : writing the moral imagination / Valerie Smith
Vietnam and beyond : Tim O’Brien and the power of storytelling / Stefania Ciocia
Community ecology / Gary G. Mittelbach.
Historical environmental variation in conservation and natural resource management / edited by John A. Wiens … [et al.].
Wildlife conservation in a changing climate / edited by Jedediah F. Brodie, Eric Post, and Daniel F. Doak.
Medicine and social justice : essays on the distribution of health care / edited by Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret P. Battin, Anita Silvers.
Vaccine : the debate in modern America / Mark A. Largent.
Ditch in time : the city, the west, and water / Patricia Nelson Limerick with Jason L. Hanson ; and the assistance of Timothy Brown … [et. al].
Community organizing and community building for health and welfare / [edited by] Meredith Minkler.
Big squeeze : a social and political history of the controversial mammogram / Handel Reynolds.
Baltic facades : Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945 / Aldis Purs.
Video surveillance of nesting birds / Christine A. Ribic, Frank R. Thompson III, and Pamela J. Pietz.
Contemporary grandparenting : changing family relationships in global contexts / edited by Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen.
Moving data : the iphone and the future of media / edited by Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau.
Berthe Morisot : 1841-1895 / Marianne Mathieu, curator.
Should Wisconsin allow commercial bail in pretrial release? / by Kate Lind.
Tamalitos : un poema para cocinar / escrito por Jorge Argueta ; ilustrado por Domi ; traducción de Elisa Amado = Tamalitos : a cooking poem / words by Jorge Argueta ; pictures by Domi ; translated by Elisa Amado.
Hold fast / Blue Balliett.
Tea cakes for Tosh / Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
I know the river loves me / Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo sé que el río me ama / Maya Christina Gonzalez.
Pluto’s secret : an icy world’s tale of discovery / by Margaret A. Weitekamp with David DeVorkin ; illustrated by Diane Kidd.
Me and Momma and Big John / Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by William Low.
No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; art work by R. Gregory Christie.
Green / Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
As fast as words could fly / by Pamela M. Tuck ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez.
Riptide : the new normal for higher education / Dan Angel and Terry Connelly.
Funner grammar : fresh ways to teach usage, language, and writing conventions, grades 3-8 / Sandra Wilde.
History of women in Russia : from earliest times to the present / Barbara Evans Clements.
What a writer needs / Ralph Fletcher.
Improbable scholars : the rebirth of a great American school system and a strategy for America’s schools / David L. Kirp.
Telling genes : the story of genetic counseling in America / Alexandra Minna Stern.
North American freshwater mussels : natural history, ecology, and conservation / Wendell R. Haag.
Spirituality in dark places : the ethics of solitary confinement / Derek S. Jeffreys.