New Nonfiction 2008-2009

Biographies & Autobiographies


Barack Obama : "We Are One People" by Schuman, Michael A.
Offers an up-close and personal look at this young lawyer and community
organizer who shot to stardom on the political stage at the Democratic
Convention in 2004, became a Senator, and then decided to make a run to win
the most important job in the land. 2008

Jonathan Ive : Designer of the iPod by Hirschmann, Kris
Profiles the senior vice president of Apple's industrial design division, a man who
helped design the wildly successful digital music player known as the iPod. 2007

Ken Kutaragi : Playstation Developer by Duffield, Katy S.
2007

Larry Page and Sergey Brin : The Google Guys by Stewart, Gail
Describes the life and accomplishments of the two founders of the web search
engine "Google," discussing their childhoods, education, and the success of their
company. 2007

Listening for Coyote : A Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness
by Sullivan, William L.

Profiles in Sports Courage by Rappoport, Ken
Collection of 12 profiles of athletes who have faced significant challenges in their
personal and professional lives that they have overcome through their own
courage. 2006

Sea Queens : Women Pirates Around the World by Yolen, Jane; Pratt,
Christine Joy (ILT)
Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world. 2008

Shigeru Miyamoto : Nintendo Game Designer by Burns, Jan
Describes the life and accomplishments of the man who designed such
blockbusting video games as "The Legend of Zelda," "Donkey Kong," and "Super
Mario Bros." 2006

Soul Surfer : A True Story of Faith, Family, And Fighting to Get Back on the
Board by Hamilton, Bethany; Berk, Sheryl; Bundschuh, Rick
The teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003 describes how she
has coped with this life-altering event, how her faith has inspired her to keep
going, how her life has changed, and how her own dreams of surfing success
have led her to return to the sport she loves. 2006

Taylor by Taylor, Lawrence
A memoir by the New York Giants' legendary linebacker recounts his career on
the field and his unique talent for raising the defense game to a whole new level.
2006

Trouble Begins at 8 : A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West
by Fleischman, Sid
A biography of the celebrated steamboat pilot, journalist, gold prospector, and
novelist focuses on Mark Twain's early days, from his childhood in Missouri to his
adventures as a young man in the Wild West. 2008

Your Own, Sylvia : A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Hemphill, Stephanie
With photographs and an extensive list of facts and sources, a collection of
poems captures the story of the life, personal struggles, and suicide of this
celebrated author. 2007