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About Martha

Martha is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, and Physics Departments

Free Books & More – The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

As part of the NEA Big Read activities on the UW-Whitewater campuses, both libraries are giving away free copies of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. The books are first-come-first-serve and will not be held. The books are on tables … Continue reading

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Orient (New Stuff Tuesday)

Nicholas Gulig won the 2017 Open Book Poetry Competition for the poems in this book. In case his name sounds familiar it might be because you know him from campus. He is an Assistant Professor in the Languages & Literatures … Continue reading

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Second Renaissance in Native American Literature

In just two days Whitewater’s own professors Alexis Piper and Rossitza Ivanova will speak about Native American literature in their presentation From Early Orators to Today’s Second Renaissance in Native American Literature: Using Language to Re-Make, Resist, Uplift, and Empower. … Continue reading

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Brothertown Indians: Fighting for Acknowledgement in the Face of Erasure

On Thursday, March 18 at 5 pm the Native American Cultural Awareness Association (NACAA) is hosting a presentation by Danielle McKinney on the Brothertown Indian Nation.  Several hundred years ago, the Brothertown formed as a new indigenous Nation with individuals … Continue reading

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We Are Invisible | WE ARE STILL HERE – COVID-19 Among the Navajo

This Thursday, February 18 at 5 pm the Native American Cultural Awareness Association (NACAA) is hosting a presentation by Carol Schumacher. She will be talking about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on her own family and more broadly the … Continue reading

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Future Home of the Living God (New Stuff Tuesdays)

There are eerie similarities between the world’s COVID-19 pandemic and the premise for this book. Continue reading

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Dying of Whiteness (New Stuff Tuesday)

This book by physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America, where he finds that racial resentment has impacted not only the health of people of color, but also the health white people. Particularly impacted are working class whites, … Continue reading

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Chihuly: On Color and Form (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Dale Chihuly is a master glass blower and artist who has created stunning works of blown glass which can be seen in airports, arenas, hospitals, museums, homes, and other environs. From his foray into glass in 1961, he studied at … Continue reading

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Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon:” The Folk in the City (New Stuff Tuesday)

I was surprised to see this book the other day, because I’d just had a conversation with my brother about a woman in Baltimore who trademarked the word “hon.” I simply didn’t believe that it was possible to trademark a … Continue reading

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (New Stuff Tuesdays)

I’ll come clean, this is not a new book. However, it is one that will serve you immensely for the rest of your life. We have the original edition (2002) online and the 2nd edition (2012) in print. I’ve read … Continue reading

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