BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone
Juvenile nonfiction. During WWII, while white soldiers fought overseas, African American soldiers experienced not only segregation and injustice on the home front, they found it in the military as well. While serving as guards at Fort Benning, Ga., a group of soldiers, led by 1st Sgt. Walter Morris, became the first African American paratroopers. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion became known as the Triple Nickles and would be the leaders in gaining recognition and acceptance in the military for black soldiers.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon by Sarah Herman
Adult nonfiction. This history charts the birth of LEGOs in the workshop of a Danish carpenter to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning product. Fully illustrated with color photos of LEGOs throughout the years.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Whats a Dog For? The Surprising History, Philosophy, and Politics of Mans Best Friend by John Homans.
Adult nonfiction. Evolving from wild animal to working animal to nearly human member of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of serious studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory and even cognitive science. From new insights into what makes dogs so appealing to humans to the health benefits associated with owning a dog, Homans investigates why the human-canine relationship has evolved so rapidly.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Adult nonfiction. Christopher McDougal is trying to continue running after a series of injuries. Using his journalistic skills he decides to find the best people, observe their methods and learn how to make this possible. This research becomes an adventure in searching for a lone runner deep in Copper Canyon, the locale of the little-known Tarahumara tribe, which holds the most amazing runners in the world.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglas
Juvenile nonfiction. Gabrielle Douglas inspired many when she won the All-Around Gold Medal for gymnastics in the 2012 London Olympics. Gabrielle is the first American Gymnast to take home both team and individual gold medals from the same Olympics. In her biography, she tells her stirring story of determination and perseverance in gymnastics beginning when she was only 6 years old.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sealed With a Curse by Cecy Robson
Adult fiction. The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts and witches of the Lake Tahoe region until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires arent aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: Are the vampires of Tahoe cursed?