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Celebrating Books & More: Currently on Display

Find out more information about current book displays and find bibliographies of past book displays here!


Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically!  Check out the bibliographies for more information.



September 2017 Displays

Back to School!

School is starting back up, so it is time to take a book outside, sit back, and relax before you're busy with school work. Stop by our book displays on the main floor of Anderson Academic Commons and have a look for yourself or explore the online books and films you can read and watch from home!

Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays! 

We also have great new DVD displays out on the third floor. Have a look!


Book Displays

- Hillbilly Elegy / Appalachia - 

To support the One Book One DU Initiative for Hillbilly Elegy, September's book display focuses on the Appalachia region. Novels, poetry, and nonfiction explore this important region’s culture, history, industries, and struggles. Affrilachian authors, a multicultural group that encompass many diverse viewpoints and lived histories in the Appalachian region, will be the focus of the display to boost their unique voices. The display includes works by Affrilachian poets, memoirs and stories of growing up in Appalachia, and books on the region’s history. Take a look through these books and start discovering this fascinating part of our country. 

- Latinx Heritage Month - 

Latino or latina? How about Latinx? Latinx is a gender neutral term for Latino/ Latina that allows for many groups of people to be included and represented. The month between September 15 and October 15 celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx people. In support of the Latino Student Alliance, this display explores books with uniquely Latinx themes.

- DU Community Publications -

DU’s faculty and staff are amazing! Check out what they’re publishing in their respective fields. You’ll find books on race, gender, economics, literature, and more!

DVD Displays

- Indigenous Film - 

Indigenous people and themes are explored through this display of dramas, comedies, and documentaries. Some of the films displayed include Barking Water, Christmas in the Clouds, Off the Rez, and Powwow Highway.

- Mexico - 

Check out one of our DVDs and travel to Mexico. This DVD display includes documentaries, thrillers, romantic comedies, and more. Some of the films include El Bruto, Cartel Land, Cilantro Y Perejil, and Bless Me, Ultima.

- Zhang Yimou - 

Zhang Yimou is one of China’s more talented film directors. He has produced, directed, written, and acted in famous films, including Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Curse of the Golden Flower. Check out one of his films to discover Yimou’s talent.