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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of nonfiction are new at the Pontiac branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work” by Todd Davis

A practical guide for anyone looking to create a competitive advantage in any size or type of organization by building effective relationships – from the performance improvement experts at FranklinCovey.

 

“A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter” by Nikki Giovanni

A celebrated American poet offers an intimate, affecting and revealing look at her personal history and the mysteries of her own heart, taking us into her confidence as she ruminates on her life and the people who have helped shape her into the woman she has become.

 

“Basketball (And Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated” by Shea Serrano

The award-winning author shares light-hearted coverage of a wide range of fan debates about basketball history, from Kobe Bryant's actual league dominance to which rules are not permitted in pickup games.

 

“I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street” by Matt Taibbi

The best-selling author presents an exploration into the roots and aftermath of the killing of Eric Garner by police in 2014, sharing insights into the ensuing nationwide series of protests that reinforced the Black Lives Matter movement and transformed American politics.

 

“Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything” by Kellyand Zach Weinersmith

The creators of the popular Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic present an illustrated investigation into the technologies of the near future, from deep-space travel to 3D organ printing, to offer insight into how they will work and what is needed to advance their readiness.