American Library Association’s
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Arts & Humanities
* titles owned by SPHS Library Media Center

Bernier-Grand, Carmen. Frida: Viva la Vida! Long Live Life! 2007. Marshall Cavendish.

Blumenthal, Karen. Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America. 2005. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.

Bowker, John. World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained. 2006. DK.

Bryson, Bill. Shakespeare: The World as Stage. 2007. HarperCollins.

Campbell, Joseph and Bill Moyers. The Power of Myth. 1988. Broadway Books/Doubleday.

Diamant, Anita. The Red Tent: A Novel. 1998. Picador.

D’Orso, Michael. Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska. 2006. Bloomsbury.

Engle, Margarita. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. 2006. Henry Holt.

Follett, Ken. Pillars of the Earth. 2007. Penguin.

Freedman, Russell. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. 2004. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion.

Greenberg, Jan. Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art. 2001. Harry N. Abrams.

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel. 2007. Algonquin Books.

Hemphill, Stephanie. Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath. 2007. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf.

Howe, Peter. Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer. 2002. Artisan.

Jacobs, A.J. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. 2007. Simon & Schuster.

King, Melissa. She’s Got Next: A Story of Getting In, Staying Open, and Taking a Shot. 2005. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Mariner Books.

Landis, Deborah Nadoolman. Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design. 2007. HarperCollins.

Martin, Steve. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. 2008. Simon & Schuster/Scribner.

McGreevey, Tom and Joanne Yeck. Our Movie Heritage. 1997. Rutgers University Press.

Partridge, Elizabeth. John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth. 2005. Penguin/Viking.

Partridge, Elizabeth. This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie. 2002. Penguin/Viking.

Polly, Matthew. American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China. 2007. Penguin/Gotham Books.

Sandler, Martin. Photography: An Illustrated History. 2002. Oxford University Press.

Strickland, Carol. The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern. 2007. Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Weller, Sheila. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon—And the Journey of a Generation. 2008. Simon & Schuster/Atria.