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Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

“We need to tell kids flat out reading is not optional” -Walter Dean Myers

To learn more about this acclaimed author of children’s and young adult books go to his website. Below is a list of the Walter Dean Myers materials that the library owns. Click on the title to see whether the item is available and/or to request the item.

All the right stuff

Angel to angel : a mother’s gift of love

At her majesty’s request : an African princess in Victorian England

Autobiography of my dead brother [sound recording]

Autobiography of my dead brother

Bad boy : a memoir

Bad boy : a memoir

The beast

Big city cool : short stories about urban youth

Blues journey

The blues of Flats Brown

Brown angels : an album of pictures and verse

Carmen : an urban adaptation of the opera

Center stage : one-act plays for teenage readers and actors

The Cruisers

The Cruisers : checkmate

Dope sick

The dream bearer

Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff

The Glory Field

Handbook for boys : a novel

Harlem : a poem

Here in Harlem : poems in many voices

Invasion [sound recording]

I’ve seen the promised land : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jazz [sound recording]

The journal of Biddy Owens : the Negro leagues

Kick

Lockdown

Looking like me

Un Lugar entre las sombras

Malcolm X : by any means necessary : a biography

Malcolm X : a fire burning brightly

Monster

Mr. Monkey and the Gotcha Bird : an original tale

Muhammad Ali : the people’s champion

Patrol : an American soldier in Vietnam

The pick-up game : a full day of full court

Riot

Scorpions [sound recording]

Shooter

Slam!

Slam!

Somewhere in the darkness

Soul looks back in wonder

Street love

Sunrise over Fallujah

Toussaint L’Ouverture : the fight for Haiti’s freedom

What they found : love on 145th street

posted by Lisa

Reading Memoirs

Members of the library staff have been spending the last year reading books relating to various genres, so that we can help suggest the perfect books for you to read! This last month, members of the library staff read a variety of memoirs:

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 22, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 22, 2014.

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 15, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 15, 2014

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 8, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 8, 2014.

What’s The Staff Reading? (or watching or listening) June 6, 2014

Check out what we’re reading and borrowing from the library.

D-Day June 6, 1944


photograph from New York World-Telegram June 6, 1944, via Library of Congress

Seventy years ago today, General Dwight D. Eisenhower led Operation Overlord, in which Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to free Western Europe from the Nazi control. The five beaches were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. On D-Day alone, 2,500 Allied troops lost their lives and 8,500 were injured.
Remember this historic event with these resources, courtesy of your Waltham Public Library.

posted by Laura

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 1, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 1, 2014

Maya Angelou 1928-2014

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

What a voice Maya Angelou provided us for so many years. We are sad to learn of the death of this poet (and so much more) who inspired so many. If you would liked to be introduced to or revisit her works you can select from the following titles available from our collection:

All God’s children need traveling shoes

All God’s children need traveling shoes [electronic resource]

Amazing peace: A Christmas poem

Celebrations: Rituals of peace and prayer [sound recording]

Celebrations: Rituals of peace and prayer [electronic resource]

The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou

The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou [electronic resource]

Even the stars look lonesome

Gather together in my name

Great food, all day long : cook splendidly, eat smart

Great food, all day long : cook splendidly, eat smart [electronic resource]

Hallelujah! The welcome table: A lifetime of memories with recipes

The heart of a woman

The heart of a woman [electronic resource]

I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings [electronic resource]

I know why the caged bird sings [sound recording]

I shall not be moved

King, a musical testimony [sound recording]

Letter to my daughter

Letter to my daughter [electronic resource]

Madea’s family reunion [videorecording]

Mom & me & mom

Mom & me & mom [electronic resource]

Mom & me & mom [electronic resource]

Mother : a cradle to hold me

Phenomenal woman: Four poems celebrating women

A song flung up to heaven

A song flung up to heaven

Soul looks back in wonder

Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now

Posted by Lisa

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — May 25, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for the week of May 25, 2014

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