Books by Alumni

VectorsVectors: J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Years Before the Bomb
By Kelly Cherry ’61

In her ninth chapbook – a precursor to a full-length book in progress – Cherry, former Virginia poet laureate, depicts the life of the physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb, from childhood to his time as director of the Manhattan Project.

Parallel Press of University of Wisconsin Libraries, December 2012


Inclusion-DividendThe Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
By Mason Donovan ’91 and Mark Kaplan

The authors share their views on how to create a diverse workplace that includes those with cultural, racial, and other differences, and why doing so is a wise business move that leads to innovative collaboration and stronger relationships with clients.

Bibliomotion, May 2013


Reveal-Your-DetroitReveal Your Detroit: An Intimate Look at a Great American City
By Bradford Frost ’05

The Detroit Institute of Arts and dozens of Detroit community organizations handed disposable cameras to 1,000 Motor City residents and asked them, “What does your Detroit look like? How do you want others to see it?” The result was Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010, the institute’s exhibition of more than 2,000 snapshots. Author Frost, director of Detroit’s Living Cities Integration Initiative, selected 192 of those images for print in Reveal Your Detroit. In the book of photo essays, he shows the people’s perspectives and places – from the gritty to the sublime.

Wayne State University Press, September 2013

BIG6Big 6, Large and in Charge: Project-Based Information Literacy Lessons
for Grades 3-6

By Annette C. Hibbert Nelson ’00 and Danielle N. DuPuis

Based on national content standards, this collection of unit plans for teachers, created by library media specialists, builds on a method of problem-solving and decision-making called “Big 6” by introducing a superhero-type character that helps children find answers through critical thinking.

Linworth, March 2013

EmbraceThe Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

By Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda ’69

From the first time she saw the paintings of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at El Museo del Barrio in New York City, Kreiter-Foronda was inspired to write her impressions in poetry. This collection by Virginia’s former poet laureate reflects Rivera and Kahlo’s marital, physical, and artistic struggles during the early 20th century.

San Francisco Bay Press, March 2013

Anti-Foreign-ImageryAnti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
By Nathan Vernon Madison ’08

The author explores how Americans’ fear of outsiders and evolving nativist attitudes surrounding both world wars shaped the stories, villains, and heroes of four decades of comic books and other inexpensive literature.

McFarland, January 2013


  1. Steven L. Walker says

    I noticed in the book report that books by alumni are listed. I am a American Studies graduate, May 2004. I have published a book about the Rappahannock River and the history of Richardsville in Culpeper County. It is published by Virtualbookworm and is sold at various museums locally and Amazon. It is also in the reference rooms of the Culpeper and Fauquier County libraries.

    The title is “The Lower Rappahannock River Fords of Culpeper County.” Would you be interested in listing it in the Book Report?


    Steve Walker