Beth Traylor

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Overfed & Undernourished

The overzealous use of eating and body images here offers shock value rather than a well-rounded documentary with a useful message. An optional purchase for public and academic Libraries, with parents being the targeted audience.

The World Before Us

Fans of fiction and spiritual works will enjoy this.

I Love You Mom; Please Don't Break My Heart

A solid production, although some of the digital backgrounds are distracting. With its honest viewpoint, this film is geared to caregivers, educators, and parents and hopes to help stop the cycle of abuse.

Perfect Strangers: One Gently Used Kidney—Free to a Good Home

A worthwhile addition to college and university classes in ethics and health sciences as well as donor drives and for the general public seeking information on the subject.

When the Killing's Done.

The Channel Islands off the coast of California provide the backdrop for PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author Boyle's 13th novel, following The Women (2009), also available from Blackstone Audio...

Left Neglected

Neuroscientist Genova's (www...

Super Sad True Love Story

Shteyngart's third novel, following the 2006 LJ Editors' Pick Absurdistan (not currently available on audio), is a satire set in a future world in which people's lives are perversely linked to technology; in which their very worth is based on scores, rankings, and private data that are no longer private but on display to everyone...

Helping Children Grieve A Video Essay on Teenage Grief

Children deal with grief over death in a unique way...

Coal Country Fighting Goliath

The effects of coal mining on a community can mean jobs and a thriving economy or a health and environmental nightmare, depending upon which side you sit...

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