New Arrivals at North Las Vegas Library

By Susan Gregg
Published on 30 January, 2023

We are constantly receiving new books to support our students and staff at all our CSN campuses. Here are a few that we would like to spotlight that recently arrived at the North Las Vegas Campus. They include an award-winning novel, two memoirs, a book to guide artists in succeeding in their careers, and one that will benefit our faculty members in designing their syllabi.

The Black Flamingo
Author: Dean Atta. This novel, told in verse, centers on a mixed-race teen in London who is questioning his heritage and his gender identity. As he navigates high school and enters the university, he searches for community and finally finds freedom in expressing himself in a drag persona. Stonewall Book Award winner  Location: North Las Vegas Main Stacks; PR6101.T593 B53 2021

Designing a motivational syllabus : creating a learning path for student engagement
Authors: Christine Harrington and Melissa Thomas. This text is something our faculty members may want to turn to when they create or revise their syllabus using principles from motivational research. It covers all the components that should be included, while suggesting ways to make the document more compelling, visual, and supportive of student learning. Location: North Las Vegas Main Stacks ;  LB2361.5 .H366 2018

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Description automatically generatedArt, Inc. : the essential guide for building your career as an artist 
Author: Lisa Congdon. In this guide for artists who want to work professionally, the author shows ways to make a living with their art and still maintain their aesthetic values.  From promoting and selling to accounting and copyright, Congdon gives insight and support to those who want to thrive in a creative career. Location: North Las Vegas Main Stacks ;  N8350 .C66 2014

Feels Like Home : a song for the Sonoran borderlands 
Authors: Linda Ronstadt and Lawrence Downes. The renowned singer and songwriter shares her culture and family history in this memoir, coming of age in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson Arizona. She describes her musical heritage from immigrant Mexicans and includes photos of family and the landscape, as well as favorite family recipes. Location: North Las Vegas Main Stacks ;  ML420.R8753 A3 2022

A Place Called Home: A Memoir

Author: David Ambroz. The author writes about surviving as a homeless child with his siblings and a mother with mental health issues. As a gay teen, he faces challenges in the foster care system, often being placed in abusive situations. Through his own hard work and hope for a better future he finishes college and becomes an advocate for other foster children. Location: North Las Vegas Main Stacks; HV4506.N6 A43 2022