Author Archives: Ellen Latorraca

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies

From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: The Prophets: A Novel by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Prophets: a Novel by Robert Jones, Jr. One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson As I read the description of this book in the Gay and Lesbian Review, I was taken by the fact … Continue reading

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The Big Read is for Little Readers, Too!

In addition to hosting the Student Book Club for the 2021 Big Read of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Latehomecomer, UW-Whitewater Curriculum Collection will present a virtual storytime for children of the UW-Whitewater community. The official Big Read selection for children … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson In 1969, Dr. David Rueben wrote a very controversial book entitled, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, But … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker

Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Those of you who have been following this blog know that I love reading.  I have profound respect for librarians … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford

One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Crooked Hallelujah (2020) – Kelli Jo Ford (UW-Whitewater Libraries’ copy coming soon!) I often read books for pleasure, inspiration, or knowledge.  Crooked Hallelujah was indeed a trifecta as … Continue reading

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Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza (New Stuff Tuesday)

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza (Card Game)Created by Dave CampbellNew Arrivals, 2nd FloorCurr Coll, Teaching Tools, 2nd Floor GV1295.T23 T3 2017 Qwixx (Dice Game)New Arrivals, 2nd FloorCurr Coll, Teaching Tools, 2nd Floor,GV1303.Q93 2020 Getting stuck in the same game rut? … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson – Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs

One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs Emerson stated that “there is properly no history; only biography.”  I … Continue reading

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The Force of Nonviolence (New Stuff Tuesdays)

From the book jacket: “Towards a form of aggressive nonviolence. Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Katniss Everdeen is the main protagonist and the narrator of The Hunger Games trilogy. After her younger sister, Primrose, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson – If It Bleeds: Rereading Stephen King

One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson I am a huge Stephen King fan!  I constantly marvel at King’s unique sensibility, saturated with a morbid, mortifying hysteria. When I was 14, I started reading Stephen … Continue reading

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