Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club was created by Mayor Ron Nirenberg to encourage families in the community to read along with him and members of City Council about some of their favorite topics, and to cultivate a community experience.
Hey, you! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes.
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced then they offer possible solutions.
A simple, unintimidating introduction to the US Constitution and the rights it grants every American citizen. The American Constitution is one of the nation's most important documents--but what is it saying, exactly?
Friday Night Lights meets Clueless in this wonderful novel about a big election, big games, and a little romance. Kate Hamilton is a congressman's daughter, used to the world of Washington politics, but after some pictures of her cause a mild scandal, she finds herself exiled to her aunt's West Texas farm and animal shelter, in the district where her father is planning to run for office--and then she discovers that politics in a small town can be even nastier than Washington, especially when it involves the local high school football team.
This 2001 Newbery Honor Book tells the story of Hope, who leaves New York City with her Aunt Maddie when Maddie takes a job at a diner in a small Wisconsin town. Hope soon becomes involved in local politics when the diner's owner runs for mayor.
Books for Adults
Enemy of the Good
by Matthew Palmer
Call Number: Fiction Palmer
Kate Wallander is a second generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgystan where the US is trying to build an airbase that would expand the American footprint in Central Asia. The negotiations are controversial because of the Kyrgyz regime's abysmal human rights record. Kate is assigned to infiltrate an underground democracy movement that has been sabotaging Kyrgyz security services and regime supporters.But it soon becomes clear that nothing about the mission is as it seems... and that she might need to lay her life on the line for what she knows is right.
by Condoleezza Rice
Call Number: 321.8 Rice 2017
From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. "This heartfelt and at times very moving book shows why democracy proponents are so committed to their work...Both supporters and skeptics of democracy promotion will come away from this book wiser and better informed." --The New York Times
by Richard Vasquez
Call Number: Espanol Ficcion Vasquez
Este libro, que fue un bestseller la primera vez que fue publicado hace 35 años, cuenta la historia de la familia Sandoval, una familia que huye a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor vida. Héctor, el patriarca de los Sandoval trabaja en el campo y lucha por alimentar a su familia mientras se enfrenta a la discriminación y la injusticia que encuentra esta nueva sociedad.