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      health reference series

      Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Amy L. Sutton
      Library binding. 608 pages. 2013.
      978-0-7808-1279-6.

      Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various types of breast cancer, along with facts about coping during and after treatment. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      defining moments

      The Zoot Suit Riots

      By: Kevin Hillstrom
      Library binding. 214 pages. 2013.
      978-0-7808-1285-7.

      Provides a detailed account of the political events, social trends, and racial attitudes that contributed to a week-long outbreak of violence in Los Angeles in 1943 by white servicemen and civilians against young Mexican-American ‘zoot suiters.’ Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index.

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      Web Price: $49.00

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  • October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    A woman born in the United States today has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her life. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on the disease and is chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection.

    free resource button small  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThis directory of resources, from Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information on organizations that provide information, support, and advocacy for people with breast cancer.

    Comprehensive information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer is available in Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

    Posted: September 28, 2014

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15, is an opportunity to learn more about Hispanic history. One important event was the 1943 “zoot suit riots.” During this week-long outbreak of violence in Los Angeles, white servicemen and civilians attacked many young Mexican-American “zoot suiters.” These ugly spasms of violence were a grim reminder of the racial discrimination and fear that saturated America prior to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Yet the riots were also a historic turning point for Hispanic Americans.

    free resource button small  Hispanic Heritage MonthRacist and discriminatory attitudes and actions against those of Hispanic heritage, which were common in the 1930s and 1940s, are discussed in this primary source document from Defining Moments: The Zoot Suit Riots.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the zoot suit riots—including Hispanic-American history since the colonial era; the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder trial; extensive coverage of the riots themselves; biographies of the key players; and related primary source documents—can be found in Defining Moments: The Zoot Suit Riots.

    Posted: September 20, 2014