Book Report

Books by Alumni

The Life and Death of Poetry: Poems By Kelly Cherry ’61 In her ninth book of poetry, Cherry, former poet laureate of Virginia, examines the role that language and communication – from silence and the unsaid to literature and poetry – play in people’s lives. The collection won the 2013 L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award. Charles Rammelkamp, poet, fiction writer, and editor, wrote of the work, “Steeped in poetic tradition, Kelly Cherry’s poems are nevertheless fresh and unique, bursting off the page.” Louisiana State University Press, March 2013     March With Me By Rosalie T. Alico Turner ’62 Motivated partially by this year’s 50th anniversary of the sometimes-forgotten Children’s March, Turner tells the separate, yet related, stories of Letitia and Martha Ann, two girls – one black and one white – growing up in Birmingham, Ala., during the time of the civil rights movement. The book follows the girls’ family dynamics and life struggles as they’re shaped by … [Read more...]

Books by Faculty

Social Skills Deficits in Students With Disabilities: Successful Strategies From the Disabilities Field By UMW Associate Professor of Education Helen Nicole Frye Myers This text targets anyone who works with children with disabilities, including parents, teachers, counselors, and psychologists. The book looks at the effects of the social challenges often faced by youngsters with special needs. Counselors and special educators along with a psychologist and an occupational therapist weigh in on how to support development of these important skills and share with readers the strategies that have worked for them. Rowman & Littlefield Education, February 2013     Environmental Issues: Looking Towards a Sustainable Future, Fourth Edition By UMW Professor Emeritus of Geology Robert L. McConnell and Coastal Carolina University Associate Professor of Marine Science Daniel C. Abel The authors of this fourth-edition text focus on using real-world environmental … [Read more...]