Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the George Gordon III Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.
Established in 1997 by his widow, Isabel B. Gordon, to support the purchase of library books. Recently the OWHL has used these funds to support e-book acquisitions.
Children’s Collection M501AMJA
I am Jackie Robinson
Summary:Presents an illustrated biography of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier and changed the way Americans viewed equality in sports.,"Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren’t fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn’t allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black baseball player on a major-league team, and his bravery helped lead the way to equality in all sports in America."–Jacket.
Children’s Collection R35CR
Creepy pair of underwear!
Summary:"A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear"–
Graphic Novel MS
Ms. Marvel. Damage per second Vol. 7,
Summary:"Civil War II is behind her, and a brand new chapter for Kamala Khan is about to begin! But it’s lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It’s time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she’s on her own. And Kamala’s home life, costumed life and online life will converge when a member of her World of Battlecraft guild reveals he’s discovered her secret identity!" — page 4 of cover.
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The friendship code
Summary:Looking forward to joining the new coding club at school so that she can develop her app idea, Lucy is disappointed by the lukewarm reception she receives from the club’s other members, who work with her to decipher mysterious coding notes.
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Summary:"A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"–
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I survived the American Revolution, 1776
Summary:The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. — But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs – and he didn’t want to let go. So now it was war – brutal, bloody war. And America was being crushed by the mighty British army. Thousands of American troops were either dead or dying in filthy British prison ships. General George Washington’s army was in tatters. All Nate wanted was to find his father … and to get out of here alive.
Rest : why you get more done when you work less
Summary:For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late-night TV binges, hours spent trawling the Internet, something to do once we’ve finished everything else on our to-do lists. But dismissing rest stifles our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. In Rest, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest: working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better. Treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life. Whether by making space for daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during World War II; going on hours-long strolls like Charles Darwin; or spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, pursuing what Pang calls “deliberate rest” is the true key to fulfillment and creative success. Drawing on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples, Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better
Queer, there, and everywhere : 23 people who changed the world
Summary:A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares facts about 23 influential gay and gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture.