New Books (September 13, 2019)

The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth

Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth

by Daniel Lemin, Jay Baer

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Call number: F725 B141

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: Portfolio

Word of mouth is directly responsible for 19% of all purchases, and influences as much as 90%. Every human on earth relies on word of mouth to make buying decisions. Yet even today, fewer than 1% of companies have an actual strategy for generating these crucial customer conversations. Talk Triggers provides that strategy in a compelling, relevant, timely book that can be put into practice immediately, by any business.

Prick : Cacti and Succulents : Choosing, Styling, Caring

Prick : Cacti and Succulents : Choosing, Styling, Caring

by Gynelle Leon

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Call number: 634.775 Leo

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2017

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

Cacti and succulents are the hottest new trend. These spiny little plants are taking Instagram by storm, and are steadily making their way into the most stylish homes. With their striking shapes and many different colors, they provide the perfect, low maintenance design accent for contemporary living spaces. Easy to care for, they also bring tranquillity and mindfulness. Gynelle Leon founded London's first ever shop dedicated to cacti and succulent, called Prick. Here, with inspirational and achievable styling tips and advice, she shares her secrets to using these plants to transform your home. With profiles on the huge range of cactus varieties and information on caring for and styling your houseplants, this is the perfect guide to bringing the outdoors in.

Understanding Adolescent Immigrants

Understanding Adolescent Immigrants

by Mary Amanda Stewart

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Call number: 371.826 Ste

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Lexington Books

As the immigrant population grows in countries such as the United States, so does the number of newcomer immigrant students in middle and high schools. Many scholars have noted that the education immigrant adolescents receive has a great bearing on the future of the nation. Understanding Adolescent Immigrants: Moving toward an Extraordinary Discourse for Extraordinary Youth highlights the voices of these young people by sharing the stories of seven newcomer youths aged 13 to 20 years in U.S. high schools. By learning their histories, present situations, and dreams for the future, we can understand both these students' unique contribution to their new country and their schools' roles in helping them achieve success.

8 Steps to Paying Less for College: A Crash Course in Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid

8 Steps to Paying Less for College: A Crash Course in Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid

by Princeton Review

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Call number: F250 E347

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2019

Publisher: Princeton Review

Alas, not everybody started saving for college when their kid was in diapers. But there’s still hope—and help! This friendly guide distills the confusing financial aid process into 8 clear, actionable steps you can take RIGHT NOW to help afford college. This book is designed to be a quick primer covering the most useful core financial aid information. The underlying message is simple: Parents and students who understand how to apply for financial aid get more financial aid.

Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place

Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place

by Jane Mosbacher Morris, Wendy Paris

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Call number: F405 M894

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2019

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

Covering topics that range from why not all factories are evil, to how our morning coffee can be the easiest way for us to use our purchasing power for good, Buy the Change You Want to See makes us better informed consumers. Morris tells inspiring stories about how victims of human trafficking and natural disasters have been empowered by economic opportunity, and she offers practical ideas about how we can support these communities through our purchases--whether it comes to jewelry made from recycled materials in Haiti, sustainably grown and ethically sourced coffee and chocolate from farmers in some of the poorest regions of the world, or mass-produced jeans and shoes made in factories where workers are guaranteed decent working conditions and a fair wage.

Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

by Joan Payne

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Call number: F700 G721 2018

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: BoardSource

While nonprofit success is measured in more than just dollars, nonprofits cannot succeed unless they have the resources to do their work - and nonprofit boards are responsible for ensuring they do. Board members must maintain a close eye on the financial direction of the organization and its economic stability if they are to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility. Written in nontechnical language, this book is the perfect guide to help board members with or without an accounting background understand their sometimes-complicated financial oversight responsibilities.

How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences

How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences

by Raphael Brewster Folsom

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Call number: F740 F671

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2019

Publisher: Yale University Press

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences need money to do research. This book shows them how to get it. In this accessible volume, Raphael Folsom shares proven strategies in a series of short, witty chapters. It features tips on how graduate students, postdocs, and young faculty members can present themselves and their work in the best possible light. The book covers the basics of the grant-writing process, including finding a mentor, organizing a writing workshop, conceptualizing the project on a larger scale, and tailoring an application for specific submissions. The book includes interviews with nine of the most respected scholars in the country, each of whom has evaluated thousands of grant applications. The first authoritative book on the subject, Folsom's indispensable work will become a must-have resource for years to come.

Nonprofit Board Committes

Nonprofit Board Committes

by Ellen Hirzy (editor)

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Call number: F700 N814a

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: BoardSource

Are your board committees working? Or are they rooted in traditions that grew out of past necessity but have lost their relevance in today's context? We encourage all boards to be creative in rethinking how your board might be structured, and be flexible in experimenting with different strategies. The place to start is Nonprofit Board Committees.

A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed

A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed

by Myles L Cooley

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Call number: 371.92 Coo

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Covering topics including PTSD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and many others, this accessible, ready-to-use reference explains how each disorder or difficulty might be exhibited in the classroom and offers straightforward suggestions for what to do (and what not to do). Using clear, jargon-free language, the book helps all educators—whether in inclusive classrooms, general education settings, or other environments—recognize mental health issues and learning disabilities that are often observed in students. Fully revised and updated to correspond to the DSM-5, this edition addresses newly diagnosed disorders, as well as incorporating the latest research and interventions for existing disorders. The book also includes current information about educational practices such as creating a culturally responsive classroom and supporting students’ social-emotional learning.

Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for the Future

Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for the Future

by Lisa Tew

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Call number: 371.92 Tew

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.

As a parent, you want to ensure that your bright child with autism spectrum disorder will have a bright future! And you are not alone. According to an Easter Seals survey, parents of children who have ASD were most worried about their children having independence in adulthood. Quality of life, fitting into society, and employment were also top concerns. Your knowledge of your child, your devotion, and your many varied experiences with your child make you the ideal coach. This book was written to help you, the parent, to raise your child with the foundational skills he or she will need for the future.

The War and Environment Reader

The War and Environment Reader

by Gar Smith

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Call number: 577.274 War

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2017

Publisher: Just World Books

While many books have examined the broader topic of military conflict, most neglect to focus on damage military violence inflicts on regional—and global—ecosystems. The War and Environment Reader provides a critical analysis of the devastating consequences of "war on the environment" with perspectives drawn from a wide array of diverse voices and global perspectives. The contributors include scores of writers and activists, many with first-hand field experience of war's impacts on nature. Authors include: Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Marjoie Cohn, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Fisk, Ann Jones, Michael Klare, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Margaret Mead, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, Jody Williams and S. Brian Willson.

Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education

Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education

by Lee Trepanier (editor)

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Call number: 378.01 Why

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Lexington Books

The humanities in American higher education is in a state of crisis with declining student enrollment, fewer faculty positions, and diminishing public prestige. Instead of recycling old arguments that have lost their appeal, the humanities must discover and articulate new rationales for their value to students, faculty, administrators, and the public. Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education is an attempt to do so by having philosophers, literature and foreign language professors, historians, and political theorists defend the value and explain the worth of their respective disciplines as well as illuminate the importance of liberal education. By setting forth new arguments about the significance of their disciplines, these scholars show how the humanities can reclaim its place of prominence in American higher education.

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