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SIL­VER / CA­REER The Aca­demic Gate­way Un­der­stand­ing the Jour­ney to Ten­ure Ti­mothy Sib­bald (ed­i­tor) and Victoria Hand­ford (ed­i­tor) 296 pages, $39.95, 9780776624372 In­ves­ti­gates the ex­pe­ri­ences of professors in ed­u­ca­tion em­ployed in ten­ure-track po­si­tions. UNIVER­SITY OF OTTAWA PRESS 613.562.5246 • press.uot­­demic-gate­way

GOLD / ED­U­CA­TION Be­yond Test­ing Seven As­sess­ments of Stu­dents and Schools More Ef­fec­tive than Stan­dard­ized Tests Deb­o­rah Meier and Matthew Knoester 160 pages, $35.95, 9780807758526 De­scribes seven forms of stu­dent as­sess­ment that are more ef­fec­tive than stan­dard­ized test re­sults. TEACH­ERS COL­LEGE PRESS 800.575.6566 • tc­

HON­OR­ABLE MEN­TION / ES­SAYS Flut­ter­point Erik An­der­son 167 pages, $14.00, 9780990633327 These es­says are “pal­pa­bly haunted by the past and fu­ture of our species and planet.”—kristin Dombek ZONE 3 PRESS 931.221.7031 • zone3­

HON­OR­ABLE MEN­TION / MUL­TI­CUL­TURAL The Myth of Equal­ity Un­cov­er­ing the Roots of In­jus­tice and Priv­i­lege Ken Wytsma 208 pages, $18.00, 9780830844821 Wytsma un­packs what we need to know to be grounded in con­ver­sa­tions about race-re­lated is­sues. IN­TER­VAR­SITY PRESS 800.843.9487 • iv­

GOLD / PER­FORM­ING ARTS & MU­SIC Dolly Par­ton, Gen­der, and Coun­try Mu­sic Leigh H. Ed­wards 270 pages, $21.00, 9780253031556 Ed­wards ex­plores how Par­ton crafts her per­sona to at­tract fans while chal­leng­ing gen­der stereo­types. IN­DI­ANA UNIVER­SITY PRESS iu­­di­

BRONZE / PHO­TOG­RA­PHY Peo­ple of Yel­low­stone Ruth W Crocker and Steve Ho­ran 176 pages, $29.95, 9781940863061 Por­traits and true sto­ries of peo­ple who work in the Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park re­gion. ELM GROVE PRESS 860.536.3701 • peo­ple­o­fyel­low­

HON­OR­ABLE MEN­TION / POPULAR CUL­TURE UFOS, Chem­trails, and Aliens What Sci­ence Says Don­ald R. Prothero and Ti­mothy D. Cal­la­han 448 pages, $28.00, 9780253026927 Prothero and Cal­la­han ex­plore why para­nor­mal be­lief thrives de­spite decades of sci­en­tific de­bunk­ing. IN­DI­ANA UNIVER­SITY PRESS iu­­di­

GOLD / RE­GIONAL Pic­tur­ing Har­rison­burg Vi­sions of a Shenan­doah Val­ley City since 1828 David Ehren­preis (ed­i­tor) and Ken­neth E. Koons (con­trib­u­tor) 288 pages, $39.95, 9781938086502 The most vi­brant vis­ual history of this vi­tal Vir­ginia city and a model for other com­mu­ni­ties. GE­ORGE F. THOMP­SON PUB­LISH­ING gft­

GOLD / RE­LI­GION Ab­ducted in Iraq A Priest in Bagh­dad Saad Sirop Hanna, with Ed­ward S. Aris 184 pages, $25.00, 9780268102937 Bishop Hanna’s first­hand ac­count of his ab­duc­tion by a mil­i­tant group as­so­ci­ated with al-qaeda. UNIVER­SITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS 800.848.6224 • und­

BRONZE / RE­LI­GION A Big­ger Table Build­ing Messy, Au­then­tic, Hope­ful Spir­i­tual Com­mu­nity John Pavlovitz 188 pages, $16.00, 9780664262679 Join Pas­tor John Pavlovitz’s jour­ney to find or build a church that is big enough for every­one. WEST­MIN­STER JOHN KNOX PRESS 502.569.5211 • wjk­

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