We are proud to announce that seven IU Press books have been named 2012 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selections:
- Stolen Childhood, 2nd ed. by Wilma King
- Al Capone and His American Boys by William J. Helmer
- Beethoven in America by Michael Broyles
- David Baker by Monika Herzig
- Fighting for America by Jeremy Black
- Defeating Lee by Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr.
- FDR, Dewey and the Election 1944 by David M. Jordan
David Baker was also named an "Outstanding" title. According to the AAUP, titles with this rating "are considered exceptional by the reviewer."
Writes Gay Ann Loesch of the AASL: "This inspiring biography of a brilliant jazz musician takes us from his Great Depression years and his European band tours as a trombonist, to his composing and teaching career at Indiana University. Baker's passion for music and his knack for teaching dominate the writing. Black and white photos, music scores, arrangement techniques and quotes about Baker from other musicians and educators are a few of the unique features of this title. With this biography we come to discover a musician, a composer, a conductor, and an educator not with just text alone, but by listening to his compositions on the CD inside the back cover. So much more can be experienced and learned when you get to listen to Baker's music."
You can read more about the library selections on the AAUP website.