OAT Preview: Top 20 Community College Resources

As a special preview to the full OAT list, Choice subject editors highlight twenty of the best community college titles.

The Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed during each calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” (OAT) list, which is published every January. As a special preview to the full 2017 list, the Choice subject editors have selected from among the list their favorite community college titles. This post features the top twenty community college resources from the 2017 OAT list.

Don’t miss the full “Outstanding Academic Titles: 2017” list, featuring 504 titles and appearing in the January 2018 issue and online at ChoiceReviews.org. More information about Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles can be found at www.ala.org/acrl/choice/outstanding.

ʻAnānī, Khaīl. Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: religion, identity, and politics. Oxford, 2016. 199p index afp ISBN 9780190279738, $74.00; ISBN 9780190279745 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Burt, Stephen. The poem is you: sixty contemporary American poems and how to read them. Belknap, Harvard, 2016. 419p bibl index ISBN 9780674737877, $27.95.

Comprehensive English-Yiddish dictionary, ed. by Gitl Schaechter and Paul Glasser; Chava Lapin, associate editor. Indiana, 2016. 826p afp ISBN 9780253022820, $65.00; ISBN 9780253023308 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Hemmer, Nicole. Messengers of the Right: conservative media and the transformation of American politics. Pennsylvania, 2016. 320p index afp ISBN 9780812248395, $34.95; ISBN 9780812293074 ebook, $34.95.

Hurlbut, J. Benjamin. Experiments in democracy: human embryo research and the politics of bioethics. Columbia, 2017. 359p index ISBN 9780231179546, $65.00; ISBN 9780231542913 ebook, $64.99.

Ivey, Linda L. Citizen internees: a second look at race and citizenship in Japanese American internment camps, by Linda L. Ivey and Kevin W. Kaatz. Praeger, 2017. 277p bibl index ISBN 9781440837005, $48.00; ISBN 9781440837012 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Jones, Matthew L. Reckoning with matter: calculating machines, innovation, and thinking about thinking from Pascal to Babbage. Chicago, 2016. ISBN 9780226411460, $35.00; ISBN 9780226411637 ebook, $35.00.

Jones, Robert P. The end of white Christian America. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 309p index ISBN 9781501122293, $28.00; ISBN 9781501122330 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Keohane, Georgia Levenson. Capital and the common good: how innovative finance is tackling the world’s most urgent problems. Columbia Business School, 2016. 248p index afp ISBN 9780231178020, $29.95; ISBN 9780231541664 ebook, $28.99.

Kupchik, Aaron. The real school safety problem: the long-term consequences of harsh school punishment. California, 2016. 165p index ISBN 9780520284203 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520959842 ebook, $29.95.

Lawrence, Mark. The Spanish civil wars: a comparative history of the First Carlist War and the conflict of the 1930s. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 255p bibl index ISBN 9781474229401, $114.00; ISBN 9781474229395 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781474229425 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Naimark, Norman M. Genocide: a world history. Oxford, 2016 (c2017). 178p bibl index ISBN 9780199765270, $74.00; ISBN 9780199765263 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780190637712 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Rath, Eric C. Japan’s cuisines: food, place and identity. Reaktion Books, 2016. 278p bibl ISBN 9781780236438, $45.00.

Rayner-Canham, Marelene. A chemical passion: the forgotten story of chemistry at British independent girls’ schools, 1820s–1930s, by Marelene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham. UCL IOE Press, 2017. bibl index ISBN 9781782771883 pbk, $41.95; ISBN 9781782771937 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Rothstein, Richard. The color of law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America. Liveright, 2017. 345p bibl index ISBN 9781631492853, $27.95.

Seddon, Tony. Essential type: an illustrated guide to understanding and using fonts. Yale, 2016. 192p bibl index ISBN 9780300222371, $25.00.

Shaw, William H. Utilitarianism and the ethics of war. Routledge, 2016. 183p bibl index ISBN 9780415825801, $155.00; ISBN 9781138998964 pbk, $44.95; ISBN 9780203538333 ebook, contact publisher for price.

Trujillo-Jenks, Laura. Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools: current issues in educational leadership, by Laura Trujillo-Jenks and Kenneth Jenks. Routledge, 2015 (c2016). 169p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138911833, $124.00; ISBN 9781138911840 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315692326 ebook, contact publisher for price.

The Uses of photography: art, politics, and the reinvention of a medium, ed. by Jill Dawsey; with contributions by David Antin et al. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego/California, 2016. 223p bibl index ISBN 9780520290594, $45.00.

Voices of civil rights lawyers: reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980, ed. by Kent Spriggs. University Press of Florida, 2017. 415p index ISBN 9780813054322, $45.00; ISBN 9780813052793 ebook, contact publisher for price.