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New Books and Movies for March

This month we've added hundreds of new materials to the library's collection. Many of these books and DVDs are on display throughout the library; you're sure to find something you love! Here's a sampling of what we bought for you this month.

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin by Douglas Field. From the publisher: "Viewing Baldwin through a cultural-historical lens alongside a more traditional literary critical approach, All Those Strangers examines how his fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. Showing how external forces molded Baldwin's personal, political, and psychological development, Douglas Field breaks through the established critical difficulties caused by Baldwin's geographical, ideological, and artistic multiplicity by analyzing his life and work against the radically transformative politics of his time."

Born of Resistance: Cara a Cara Encounters with Chicana/o Visual Culture edited by Scott L. Baugh and Victor A. Sorell. From the publisher: "This collection of essays gives voice to a diversity of perspectives involved in the production, exhibition, documentation, and interpretation of landmark Chicana/o visual cultural expression since the 1960s, exploring the idea of resistance, with a unifying theme that all art is political; artwork discussed includes etching, lithography, digital retablos, wooden sculpture, photography, painting, video installation, and documentary film"

The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman. From the publisher: "A journey into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, as experienced by explorers, scientists, and artists The Great Barrier Reef is the most spectacular marine environment on earth, a true wonder of the world. Yet the history of our encounters with it has long been elusive. In The Reef, the acclaimed historian and explorer Iain McCalman recounts in full the dramatic story of the reef and the people who have been captivated by it for two centuries."

Climate Refugees: The Global Human Impact of Climate Change directed by Michael P. Nash and produced by Justin Hogan. From the producer: "Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences." This video is available streaming--you can watch it right now!

This is just a small sampling of the many new things we've added to the collection this month. Come by the library to see more, or browse all the lists online!