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ELLINWOOD — There are many NEW Nonfiction books at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Following are the titles and authors for you to check out. Happy Reading!


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Red Card, How the US blew the whistle on the world’s biggest sports scandal, by Ken Bensinger
Red Card, How the US blew the whistle on the world’s biggest sports scandal

by Ken Bensinger

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal—the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup.


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Exposed, the Secret Life of Jodi Arias by Jane Velez-Mitchell
Exposed, the Secret Life of Jodi Arias

by Jane Velez-Mitchell

Award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell, a veteran of some of the most storied court cases in recent memory, goes behind the scenes of the trial and into the mind of a killer. Using insider accounts from friends who knew Travis and Jodi, Velez-Mitchell turns her sharply-focused lens on Arias and offers her seasoned perspective on the case’s most pressing questions. Separating fact from fiction, she reports on the bizarre and explicit stories that have both shocked and fascinated the American public—from Jodi’s romantic history before meeting Travis, to their torrid sex life together, to the complicated role their Mormon faith played in the relationship’s demise. With unbridled access to the evidence and the case’s key players, Velez-Mitchell unearths Jodi’s contentious life with those closest to her, examining the paranoid and erratic behavior behind each relationship and illustrating the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making.

Complete with photos from the case and Jane Velez-Mitchell’s fresh insights on the crime, Exposed takes readers behind closed bedroom doors to uncover the truth behind the secret and sordid life of Jodi Arias.

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

by Sarah Smarsh

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness.

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This Life I Live, One man’s extraordinary, ordinary life and the woman who changed it forever by Rory Feek
This Life I Live, One man’s extraordinary, ordinary life and the woman who changed it forever

by Rory Feek

Joey and Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed unexpectedly with a rapidly spreading cancer. In this vulnerable book, Rory takes us into his own challenging life story and shows what can happen when God brings both his presence and the right companion into our lives. He also gives never-before-revealed details on what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Feek shows how we all are actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day. He then goes into detail toward the end of the book on what it’s like to try to move on with your life once you’ve “had it all.”

Plus many more new titles:


Once Upon a Farm, Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier, by Rory Feek

Dopesick, Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, Macy

Unshakable Hope, Building our lives on the promises of God, Lucado

Anxious for Nothing, Finding calm in a chaotic world, Lucado

Surrendering to Hope, Guidance for the broken, Hicks, Parker, and Valentine

Educated, a memoir,  Westover

Killing the SS the Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History, O’Reilly

Magnolia Table, a collection of recipes for gathering, Gaines

Homebody, a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave, Gaines

No More Mean Girls, the Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls, Hurley


Sheri Holmes is the director of library and media services for the Ellinwood School and Community Libraries. She can be reached by email at sholmes@usd355.org.