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Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Child advocacy expert Richard Louv writes about the benefits kids receive from unstructured outdoor play, and links children's alienation from nature to depression, stress and obesity. John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, called the book a must-read for parents and educators.  more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Richard Louv
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Recommendations: 3962
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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE, affiliate professor of writing, recommends this autobiographical account of the atrocities that occurred during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. "It is both historical and spiritual," she said. "Ilibagiza's courage in the face of the loss of her family and the devastation of her country, and her ability to hope and forgive are truly amazing. Her kindness reminds us of our responsibility to move beyond retribution to love." more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Immaculée Ilibagiza
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Recommendations: 3779
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Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Rob Franciosi recommends this book by GVSU alumnus Paul Clemens. Clemens investigated the 2006 closing of one of America's most potent symbols: a Detroit auto plant. Prior to its closing, the Budd Company stamping plant on Detroit's East Side, built in 1919, was one of the oldest active auto plants. Its closing also reflects the character of the country in a new era -- the sad, brutal process of picking it apart and sending it, piece by piece, to the countries that now have use for its machines. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Paul Clemens
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Recommendations: 3960
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot captivates readers with the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American woman who went to Johns Hopkins for treatment for cervical cancer. The power of the book isn't simply the narrative, but the complexity of research, ethics, medicine and humanity, said Susan Mendoza, director of Integrative Learning. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Rebecca Skloot
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Recommendations: 3960
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit:  Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
This book explores scientific discoveries about habits, why they exist, and how they can be changed. Priscilla Kimboko, professor of public and nonprofit administration, said the author provides stories to illustrate these concepts taken from individual lives and businesses. Underlying this entire book is deep evidence of the ability of humans to transform their behavior and for businesses to adapt and be successful. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Charles Duhigg
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Recommendations: 3797
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