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West Kildonan Collegiate
Aug 22, 2017
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New Acquisitions - Books
 
 

 

Inner City Girl Like Me: a novel by Sabrina Bernardo. "Forget you family. Forget your home. Forget your name. Welcome to the gang." A compelling story about getting in and out of a street gang.

 

Nowhere to Run: The Killing of Constable Dennis Strongquill by Mike McIntyre. A cross-country crime spree ends in tragedy when RCMP officer Dennis Strongquill is killed after pulling over a vehicle missing a headlight. One of the perpetrators, Danny Sand is later killed during a stand off with police. Robert Sand and Laurie Bell are tried for murder.

 

Devil Among Us: How Canada Failed to stop a Pedophile. This latest book by crime reporter Mike McIntrye focuses on the story behind the kidnapping of two boys by a known pedophile. The kidnappings triggered a desperate manhunt and angry questions about how such a thing could happen.

 

Winnipeg: Images from a Century Ago. This book was originally published in 1903 to showcase the prosperity and lifestyle a growing city like Winnipeg offered at the turn of the 20th century. Thanks to the Alberg family for this donation.

Something New Under the Sun: An environmental history of the twentieth century world by J. R. McNeill. This book won the 2001 World History Association Book Award and gives a full account of the "gigantic, uncontrolled experiment upon the earth" since the industrial revolution. The London Evening Post describes it as "a brilliant, lapel-grabbing account of the last century's chaotic interplay between man and (the) world".

Night: by internationally recognized writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel. In this first book of Wiesel's Night, Dawn, and Day fictional trilogy, a young man confronts the absolute evil of man as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.

 

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Dawn: the second book in Elie Wiesel's acclaimed triology. A young Holocaust survivor has been ordered to kill a captive British officer. She is haunted by her past and the enormity of her task. Can she do it?

 

Day: the powerful conclusion. A Holocaust survivor trying to make a new life in the USA is injured in an accident in Times Square, which triggers a profound journey into the past, present and future.

The War: A memoir by Marguerite Duras is an account of life in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Her experiences as a member of the French resistance make for an extraordinary and moving read.

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Odinary men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, by Christopher Browning. What psychological transformation turned ordinary men into cold-blooded killers? A major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.

 

Virunga: the Passion of Dian Fossey, by Farley Mowat. A true account of Dian Fossey's remarkable life.

 

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A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive, by best-selling author Dave Pelzer. The first book of a trilogy but each book can be read without reading the others.

 

The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of the Family, by Dave Pelzer, the follow up to A Child Called "It"

 

A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness, the inspiring conclusion to the Dave Pelzer's trilogy about overcoming child abuse.

Auschwitz and After is a memoir written by resistence leader Charlotte Delbo, a non-Jew who became an important literary figure after the war.

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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. DVD also newly acquired.

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Rabbit-Proof Fence: the true story of one of the greatest escapes of all time. Three young girls cross the harsh Australian desert to return to their home after being taken by the government to an assimilation settlement for aboriginal children.

​ ​New Acquisitions - DVD

​Guns, Germs and Steel: Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond, explores the connections between geography, technology and human development. Hard cover book also newly acquired.
​Black Robe: A French Jesuit missionary travels to the native tribes of the Huron and Algonquin in the Canadian wilderness.
​The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory.
​Runaway Universe: Beyond the Big Bang - See the Future of the Universe.
​The Snow Walker: A Young Inuit woman teaches a maverick bush pilot the skills he will need to survive in the wilderness.
​Battle of the Brave: Set in 18th century Quebec, this is the epic tale of great passion and sacrifice in a time of war.

 

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