Profiles in Emergent Biliteracy
M. Cathrene Connery, Profiles in Emergent Biliteracy (Peter Lang Publishing, 2011)
Profiles in Emergent Biliteracy follows the experiences of two New Mexican children and their academic development in a bilingual kindergarten class. The book provides a view of how young bilinguals can succeed in schools when their linguistic and cultural backgrounds are regarded as valuable resources.
M. Cathrene Connery is an assistant professor of literacy at Ithaca College.
When Truth Lies: A Journey with Schizophrenia
Terence Garahan, When Truth Lies: A Journey with Schizophrenia (Amazon Digital Services, 2011)
When Truth Lies is a fictional account of a mentally ill man and his battle with schizophrenia. Starting in the 1960s in the United States, the book chronicles some of the difficulties the man and his family encounter while trying to get help. The book offers readers a rare opportunity to relate to a person who lives in a world that is inaccessible to others.
Terry Garahan began working as an adjunct instructor at Ithaca College in 1989 and became a full-time faculty member in 2006.
You Make Me Smile
Eric Demel ’87, You Make Me Smile (Eric Demel, 2011)
This is Eric Demel’s first CD of music for children. He has been writing and performing music for children every summer since 1993 at Camp Harmony, a day camp in Warren, New Jersey. The songs on You Make Me Smile are the result of these summer programs. He sings on all the tracks and is responsible for most of the instrumentation.
Demel lives in Bridgewater, New Jersey, with his wife, Felicia Kahn Demel ’87. He is also a teacher at Hartshorn School in Millburn, New Jersey.
War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America
Beth O’Donnell Linker '92, War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
As the United States moved toward World War I, the U.S. government sought a way to avoid the enormous cost of providing injured soldiers with pensions, which it had been doing since Revolutionary War times. Beth O’Donnell Linker traces the government’s development of rehabilitation services for injured veterans, and the postwar establishment of the Veterans Administration and its system of federally funded hospitals, arguably one of the greatest legacies to come out of the First World War.
Linker is an assistant professor in the history and sociology of science department at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Damon Linker ’91.
Cole Louison ’00, The Impossible (Lyons Press, 2011)
The Impossible is a history of skateboarding, starting with its humble beginnings in California in the ’60s through its emergence as a global juggernaut today. The story focuses primarily on two men, Rodney Mullen and Ryan Sheckler. Mullen is considered the godfather of the world of skateboarding, while Sheckler is a modern-day skateboard phenomenon who became a celebrity at age 13.
Cole Louison has written about skateboarding and other topics for Outside, McSweeney’s, New Yorker, New York Times, and GQ—where he works today. He lives in New York City.
The Amnesia Pavilions
Nicolas Muellner, The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011)
The Amnesia Pavilions documents Nicolas Muellner’s return to Ulan-Ude, a small city in Siberia, after a 17-year absence. Guided by notes and photos taken during his first trip to the city years ago, the author seeks to understand his own past while searching for a close friend who has disappeared. Time magazine included the book in its list of the best photobooks of the year.
Muellner is an artist, writer, and curator who teaches photography and critical studies at the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
The Music Teacherís First Year
Elizabeth Peterson, The Music Teacher’s First Year (Meredith Music Publications, 2011)
A collection of true stories from first-year teachers, this book offers information and insights that may help prepare new teachers for their own first years.
Elizabeth Peterson is an associate professor of music and a member of the music education department at the School of Music.
Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Bridesí Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life
Ann Jacobs, Patricia Lampl, and Tish Rabe ’73, Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Brides’ Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life (Harlequin, 2011)
Love for Grown-ups offers a practical and humorous take on the dating world for the older-than-35 crowd. Covering everything from finding a great partner through planning weddings, the book also includes tips on building a relationship with a new beau’s kids, blending families, and learning to get along with exes.
Tish Rabe is a best-selling children’s author, singer, and Emmy-nominated songwriter.
The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods
Jovanka Milivojevic and Victoria Shanta Retelny ’92, The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods (Alpha, 2011)
The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods offers scientifically researched recommendations for foods that can help in the treatment of specify conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. More common issues like high cholesterol, blood pressure problems, sleep disorders, and allergies are also addressed.
Victoria Shanta Retelny is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with a private food and nutrition communications practice.
The B. S. of A.: A Primer in Politics for the Incredibly Disenchanted
Brian Sack ’90, The B. S. of A.: A Primer in Politics for the Incredibly Disenchanted (Simon & Schuster, 2011)
Brian Sack uses humor to communicate his frustration with politicians and the political system in general in his second book, The B.S. of A.
Sack has written humor for Radar, Independent, Cracked, Glamour, and McSweeney’s. His first book, In the Event of My Untimely Demise (HarperCollins, 2008) is a collection of humorous essays for his son.
Anthony “Tony” Sarno ’77, Highway Blues (Big Fish Audio, 2011)
Tony Sarno’s latest project is a 39-track collection called Highway Blues, a recording of instrumental loops that he produced and recorded. Several of the compositions from this project have already been used by CBS Sports for its PGA golf telecasts.
Sarno is a singer and guitarist who has recorded numerous critically acclaimed rock and blues albums.
Knight of Runes
Ruth Breus Seitelman ’67, Knight of Runes (Carina Press, 2011)
Based in 17th-century England, this romance features time travel, druids, and plenty of adventure. Knight of Runes is Ruth Breus Seitelman’s first novel.
Seitelman, who writes under the pen name Ruth Casie, has been writing communication and marketing documents for a major corporation for more than 25 years. When not writing, she can be found at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey, reading, cooking, and doing Sudoku and counted cross-stitch.
Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion
Ilya Parkins and Elizabeth “Lily” Sheehan (eds.), Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion (University Press of New England, 2011)
Lily Sheehan coedited Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion, a collection of essays that analyzes how fashion shaped ideas and practices of femininity in North America, Britain, and Western Europe from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
Sheehan is an assistant professor in the English department at Ithaca College.
Nate Rocks the World
Karen Pokras Toczydlowski ’90, Nate Rocks the World (CreateSpace, 2011)
Ten-year-old Nate Rockledge is a regular kid—except that he can draw cartoons that come to life. Using a sketch pad and his imagination, Nate creates Nate Rocks, a hero who solves problems both big and small. The author’s first book, Nate Rocks the World is intended for children ages 7 to 12.
Writing under the pen name Karen Pokras Toz, Toczydlowski is a writer, wife, and mom. She spent the last several years working as a tax accountant and has recently discovered a passion for writing.
Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Fred Wilcox, Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam (Seven Stones Press, 2011)
Scorched Earth chronicles the devastating effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, as well as on U.S. soldiers who were exposed to the 20 million gallons of herbicides that were used during the Vietnam War.
Fred Wilcox is an associate professor in the writing department at Ithaca College.
Adapted Physical Education and Sport, fifth edition
Joseph Winnick ’60, Adapted Physical Education and Sport, fifth edition (Human Kinetics, 2011)
Focusing on physical education and sport experiences for people from birth to age 21 who have disabilities, this textbook is written for those studying physical education. Its purpose is to ensure that all children with disabilities have their unique needs met.
Joseph Winnick is a professor in the department of kinesiology, sport studies, and physical education at the State University of New York College at Brockport.
Special Seating: An Illustrated Guide
Jean Zollars ’82, Special Seating: An Illustrated Guide (Prickly Pear Publications, 2011)
The first edition of Special Seating was released in 1996 following Jean Zollars’ international work with people with disabilities. Now, 14 years later, Zollars has completely revised and expanded her work to include, among other things, a step-by-step process for evaluating and designing seating mobility systems and a new chapter on seating and mobility considerations for people with specifc conditions.
Zollars teaches visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute. She lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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