Truth Doesn’t Have a Side:
My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of
Contact Sports

By Dr. Bennet Omalu

Adult Non-Fiction, 2017

Reviewed by Kelly McCagg,
Library Director

In 2002 Dr. Bennet Omalu made a remarkable discovery. Mike Webster, former Pittsburg Steeler, had extensive damage, on the microscopic level, to his brain. Omalu hypothesized that it was the repeated, jarring collisions of football that were to blame for this damage and the behavioral differences friends and family witnessed in Webster prior to his death. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is well documented thanks to the work of this courageous individual. Learn about the formative years of Dr. Omalu and the experiences that equipped him to take on one of the most powerful enterprises in America—the National Football League.

Finding the Rhyme in a Poem

By Valerie Bodden
Illustrated by Monique Felix

Juvenile Non-Fiction, 2016

Reviewed by Pam Tallmadge, Youth Services

This book tells us about rhyme, accented and unaccented syllables, and provides clear examples of each.  After many examples of rhyme, write a four-line poem where lines 1 and 3 and 2 and 4 rhyme. A glossary and website index can be found at the end of this book.