New Resources – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016

DVDs / Streaming

  • Waltz With Bashir
  • She’s the Man
  • Journeyman: A Documentary about Rites of Passage, Mentoring, and Male Culture in America

Online Resources

  • Open Source Patent Search

Kindle Books

  • The Martian
  • The Palace Job

Science / Math

  • Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problems
  • Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty
  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words


  • Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

Photography Collection

  • Gregory Heisler, 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer
  • reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
  • The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits
  • Tiny: Streetwise Revisited
  • Every Breath We Drew
  • Role Models: Feminine Identity in cContemporary American Photography

Social Issues

  • The Question Bridge Book: Black Males in America
  • Campaign Finance


  • A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning
  • The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read– And How They Can Learn

New Library Resources – October 2015

DVDs And Streaming Media

  • As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney
  • Walt Disney [American Experience] He Made Believe
  • Supersize Me A Film of Epic Portions
  • Mother Earth News 1970-2014 Archive (DVD)
  • 44 New Titles for Classroom Video on Demand (click here)

Social Issues

  • Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night
  • Out of Nowhere: The Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running
  • Leviathans: Multinational Corporations and the New Global
  • We’re Monsanto: Feeding the World Lie After Lie – Book One
  • Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans
  • Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants
  • The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century
  • The I Hate Corporate America Reader: How Big Companies from McDonald’s to Microsoft are Destroying Our Way of Life
  • The Microsoft File: The Secret Case Against Bill Gates


  • Solar Storms: A Novel
  • The New Deal (Graphic Novel)

Applied Science / Business / Medicine

  • The Ethics of Excellence
  • Animal Testing: Lifesaving Research vs. Animal Welfare
  • Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud that Forever Changed the Business of Sport
  • I’m Suicidal, Now What?


  • Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney
  • Walt Disney: An American Original
  • Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
  • The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told


  • Precolumbian Tragedy: Culture, Environment, and the Rise and Fall of Cahokia

New Library Resources – September 2015

BTW:  If we don’t have what you need, we can get it. See this page. 

New Library Website

New Database List   

New Database

  • Classroom Video on Demand (18,000+ films in 187,000 segments with transcriptions)


  • National Geographic History

DVDs & Streaming Video

  • 113 New Classroom Video on Demand titles (use id/password for single sign-on)
  • Grown Ups (Feature Film)
  • O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • PS I Love You; the Lake House (Double Feature)
  • Reel Injun on the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
  • The Great Math Mystery Invention or Discovery (PBS)
  • The Laugh Out Loud – 3-Movie Collection
  • What Makes Sammy Run?
  • Taken 2

Kindle Books

  • Between the World and Me
  • The Yacoubian Building


  • Research as Design
  • The Essential Questions Handbook Language Arts; Math; Social Studies; Science Grades 4-8


  • Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources

Social Issues

  • Same-sex Marriage, Pro and Con: A Reader

Literature | Language

  • Solar Storms: A Novel
  • Vocabularians: Integrated Word Study in the Middle Grades


  • Beyond Jupiter: the Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel
  • Bone Detective: the Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France
  • Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World
  • Finding Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life
  • Gorilla Mountain: the Story of Wildlife Biologist, Amy Vedder
  • Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Humanity from Space: An Interconnected World of Extraordinary Complexity
  • Nature’s Machines: the Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl
  • People Person: the Story of Sociologist Marta Tienda
  • Rachel Carson: a Twentieth-century Life
  • Space Rocks: the Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampe
  • Strong Force: the Story of Physicist Shirley Ann Jackson


  • The Millennium Problems: the Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time
  • Understanding Numbers in Elementary School Mathematics
  • Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs


  • Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
  • Mod: A Very British Phenomenon: Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circumstances


  • 300 Lessons in Art
  • BioArt: Altered Realities
  • Charles A.A. Dellschau, 1830-1923
  • Illustrated Elements of Art and Principles of Design: Hands on Activities, Full Color Reproductions, Descriptions of Each Concept
  • The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists: Grades K-12
  • The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression

If we don’t have what you need, we can get it. See this page.

New Library Resources May-August 2015


  • Berkeley in the Sixties
  • Cahokia Mounds Ancient Metropolis
  • Inside the Vietnam War
  • African-American History – Great Speeches
  • Malcolm X Speaks
  • 1994 Malcolm
  • American Pastime
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Online Resources

  • One Health (open access journal)
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The Great ideas; A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World
  • Machiavelli, Hobbes Great Books of the Western World
  • The Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
  • Elizabethan Drama in Two Volumes
  • English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries


  • Alternative Medicine


  • Alan M. Turing – Centenary Edition
  • His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
  • Turing
  • Charles and Emma: the Darwins’ Leap of Faith
  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
  • George Washington Carver: Natural-born


  • Black Boy

Social Issues

  • Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis
  • Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History
  • What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said: The Nation’s Top Legal Experts Rewrite American’s Most Controversial Decision
  • Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California
  • Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate
  • How You Feel is Up to You: The Power of Emotional Choice


  • Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
  • Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
  • Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-breaking Adventures

Applied Science

  • The Education of a Typographer
  • American Spin


  • What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean?
  • Mysteries of Mankind: Earth’s Unexplained Landmarks
  • Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
  • The Great Silent Majority: Nixon’s 1969 Speech on Vietnamization
  • Oracle Bones, Stars, and Wheelbarrows: Ancient Chinese Science and Technology
  • The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-40
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940
  • Japanese-American Internment in American History
  • Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution


  • Education of a Design Entrepreneur


  • The Behavior Code : A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
  • The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-related or Oppositional Behaviors
  • How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Ready-to-use Interventions That Work

April 2015 – New Resources


  • Go Down Moses

Social Issues

  • The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy


  • Jane Addams : spirit in action
  • An autobiography: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Jane Goodall
  • New elements : the story of Marie Curie
  • Indira Gandhi
  • An Interview with Pablo Picasso
  • Nelson Mandela : world leader for human rights
  • Pelé
  • Listening to crickets : a story about Rachel Carson
  • A time for martyrs : the life of Malcolm X
  • My Life with the Chimpanzees
  • Tesla : inventor of the electrical age
  • A prince of our disorder : the life of T. E. Lawrence


  • The Ten Trusts What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love

New Resources – March 2015


  • Listening is An Act of Love (A StoryCorps Special DVD)

Online Resources

  • Othello: No Fear Shakespeare

Kindle Archives

  • Pele: The Autobiography
  • Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Why Soccer Matters
  • My Life and the Beautiful Game

Social Issues

  • Global Issues 13/14 Annual Edition


  • History of the World
  • Heartbeat of Struggle: the Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama
  • Makers of the Modern World
  • Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East


  • The Shark (Cousteau)
  • Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit
  • Water

Art / Music

  • Wall Pieces
  • The Vibe History of Hip Hop
  • Michael Kenna: Retrospective (Photography)


  • American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams
  • An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (by Gandhi)
  • Andy Warhol  A Biography
  • Andy Warhol A Biography
  • Ataturk
  • Ataturk: The Rebirth of a Nation
  • Billie Jean King: Tennis Star & Social Activist
  • Coltrane : The Story of a Sound
  • Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews
  • Desmond Tutu A Biography
  • Desmond Tutu: Rabble-Rouser for Peace, The Authorized Biography
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life
  • Heartbeat of Struggle: the Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama
  • History’s Greatest Artists: The Life and Legacy of Pablo Picasso
  • Holy Terror : Andy Warhol Close Up
  • Indira Gandhi: A Pictorial Biography
  • Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi
  • Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King
  • Jane Addams: A Biography
  • Jane Goodall:  50 years at Gombe
  • John Coltrane: His Life and Music
  • Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • My Life with the Chimpanzees
  • On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso:  A Biography
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger
  • The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving our Natural World
  • The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
  • Unbowed: A Memoir (Wangari Maathai)
  • Wangari Maathai : Visionary, Environmental Leader, Political Activist
  • Warhol
  • Wizard: The life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius


  • 3 Kindle readers

Magazine Subscriptions at the SAAS Library

  • Arcade Dialogue on Design
  • Art in America
  • Ceramics Monthly
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Consumer Reports
  • Crafts
  • Current History
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Foreign Policy
  • Harpers
  • Independent School
  • Middle East Report
  • MIT Technology Review
  • Mother Earth News
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic History
  • National Review
  • New Republic
  • Pacific Standard
  • Popular Science
  • Print
  • Rotman Management
  • Science News
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • Scientific American
  • The Atlantic
  • The Economist
  • The Nation
  • The New Yorker
  • The Scientist
  • The Week
  • Time Magazine
  • UTNE Reader
  • Wired Magazine