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Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Gerald Corey

Cengage Learning, 2012

Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey's best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern ...
  
  











  



  
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni

Jossey-Bass, 2002

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive . This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a ...
  
  











  



  
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Broadway Books, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health ...
  
  











  



  
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Anchor, 2014

One of The New York Times 's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick. A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the ...
  
  











  



  
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
Tavis Smiley

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- ...
  
  











  



  
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Ben Carson M.D., Candy Carson

Sentinel HC, 2014

Dear Reader,  In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message ...
  
  











  



  
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
Dan Jurafsky

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food , Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan ...
  
  











  



  
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
Don Miguel Ruiz

Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love."
  
  











  



  
Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay Books, 2011

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the ...
  
  











  



  
The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros

Vintage, 1991

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. ...
  
  











  



  
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue

Wiley, 2012

The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counseling In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition features new chapters on: Multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals Multicultural evidence-based practice Culturally competent assessment Poverty and ...
  
  











  



  
Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy
Ken Follett

Signet, 2012

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts ...
  
  











  



  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou

Ballantine Books, 2009

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, first published in 1969, is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small ...
  
  











  



  
Bad Feminist: Essays
Roxane Gay

Harper Perennial, 2014

New York Times Bestseller A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. “ Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool , but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue , and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once ...
  
  











  



  
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009

Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , which is based on the author's own experiences, ...
  
  











  



  
Cosby: His Life and Times
Mark Whitaker

Simon & Schuster, 2014

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked ...
  
  











  



  
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two ...
Anne Fadiman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current ...
  
  











  



  
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)
Khaled Hosseini

HOLT MCDOUGAL, 2013

The 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; ...
  
  











  



  
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Edward E. Baptist

Basic Books, 2014

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution—the nation’s original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America’s later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told , the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United ...
  
  











  



  
The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice
Zak Ebrahim

Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2014

An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of ...
  
  











  








   



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