The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander: This well-researched history of modern mass incarceration in the United States has become a classic in the racial justice literature. The author's background as a legal scholar contributes to the delivery of a profound and often disturbing... 336 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Nurture Effect

How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

By Anthony Biglan PhD: A fascinating look at how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society — from early childhood education to corporate practices. The author, a research psychologist in Oregon, is one of... 252 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Purpose of Boys

Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

By Michael Gurian: Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy’s core personality, nature and genetic predisposition function to create both strengths and weaknesses in his ... 264 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

By Jim Trelease: Effective early childhood development is an essential component in raising successful kids, and teaching young children to love reading is a great way to start. Get practical suggestions to help you integrate reading... 358 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Small-Mart Revolution

How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition

By Michael Shuman: The author makes an engaging case for why supporting small business makes good economic sense and is the only real long-term solution for the health of our communities and our nation. 285 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Toward One Oregon

Rural-Urban Interdependence and the Evolution of a State

By Michael Hibbard, et al.: The evolution of Oregon’s economy has followed two distinct tracks—the rural path and the urban one. A series of essays examines this history from varying viewpoints. 175 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book

Trauma Stewardship

An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

By Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: A practical book that addresses compassion fatigue. The author, a trauma social worker and educator, helps others who work in the trauma field find balance and ways to sustain themselves. Readers are gently guided along a path of... 264 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

What Do You Stand For? For Kids

A Guide to Building Character

By Barbara A. Lewis: A self-help book that encourages kids to recognize the importance of values in everyday life. Each chapter contains activities to help cultivate positive character traits. For Grades 2-6. 165 pages. ©2005. | Available formats: Book

What Matters

Investing in Results to Build Strong Vibrant Communities

By Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund: This book features a collection of 56 essays by 80 leaders working on social programs, community development and other anti-poverty programs. Their collective message advocates for a shift toward outcomes-based funding of social... 493 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book

What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick

By Ann Kuklierus, RN; and Gloria Mayer, RN: The book contains information for managing more than 50 common childhood illnesses and health problems, including earaches, fever, vomiting and nosebleeds. It describes the condition, what can be done at home, and when to... 181 pages. ©2008. | Available formats: Book, Spanish