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Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide
Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide
Kim Roberts, associate professor of film and video, enjoys the way Jenkins provides examples of how consumers of media are leaving behind their passive ways and opting to engage and participate in the story worlds being created through a variety of media. "He touches on several facets of how communities are built around these worlds and what it means to grassroots activism, media literacy, corporate branding, politics and popular culture," she said. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Henry Jenkins
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Recommendations: 1596
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Courage
Courage
Melissa Peraino, director of educational outreach for Continuing Education, said Courage was written in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Peraino said that while it's a story she likes to read to her kids, it reminds us all, "There are many kinds of courage. Awesome kinds, and everyday kinds." The illustrations are simple and yet fairly inclusive. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Bernard Waber
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Recommendations: 1844
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Culinaria Greece
Culinaria Greece
Campus Dining Executive Chef Paul Mixa cherishes the entire Culinaria line of cookbooks from Greece, France, Germany, Spain and other countries. Each shows not only recipes from various regions of the country, but also the culture and history involved. more info

Genre: Cookbook
Author: Marianthi Milona
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Recommendations: 2054
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Dalva
Dalva
Dale Schriemer, associate professor of music, highly recommends this early book by Michigan native Jim Harrison. He said he loved the historical aspects of the novel and the seemingly effortless complexity of Harrison's writing. more info

Genre: Historical-Fiction
Author: Jim Harrison
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Recommendations: 2047
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Divisadero
Divisadero
A new novel by the author of The English Patient captivated Patricia Clark, professor of writing and GVSU poet-in-residence. The book follows a California family torn apart by violence. Clark called Ondaatje's writing gorgeous and said, You cannot read the opening section or chapter and put this one down. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Michael Ondaatje
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Recommendations: 1776
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