BHSL’s Monthly Recommendations: June

Posted June 13th 2024

Check out Baylor Health Sciences Library’s June recommendations.

Some of the featured materials include:

  • The Little Book of Pride: the history, the people, the parades
    • A short introductory history book about LGBTQ+ people and their accomplishments.
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different: love, loss, and the fight for trans equality
    • Before speaking at a national political convention about her experiences as a transgender person, the author struggled with the decision to come out – not just to her family but to the students at her university, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until a Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized the impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, the author was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way … until cancer tragically intervened. This book is the author’s story of love and loss and an account of the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights.
  • Self-Care for Men: how to look good and feel great
    • This helpful guide introduces you to anti-aging products and practices, explains why masks are the HIIT workout of skincare, and shows you how to relax when you’re on the go. Offering advice on a range of topics from hair care, supplements, detoxing, the wonders of CBD, improving your energy levels, and more, Self-Care for Men will not only help you look and feel better, but live a happier, healthier, and more successful life.
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: overcoming the secret legacy of male depression
    • Each year, millions of men and women fall prey to depression. While the disorder has been called “psychiatry’s most treatable condition,” less than one in five get help. In recent years, the silence surrounding depression in women has begun to lift, but only now, with this powerful groundbreaking work, does psychotherapist Terrence Real expose a virtual epidemic of the disorder in men.Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced Terrence Real that there are two forms of depression: “overt” and “covert.” Feeling the stigma of depression’s unmanliness,” many men hide their condition not only from family and friends but even from themselves. Attempts to escape depression fuel many of the problems we think of as typically male — difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, and rage. By directing their pain outward, depressed men hurt the people they love, and, most tragically, pass their condition on to their children.A master storyteller, Terrence Real mixes penetrating analysis with poignant, compelling tales of the men and women whom he treats. He writes with passion and searing clarity about his own experiences with depression, as the son of a depressed, violent father, and the father of two young sons.
  • Watermelon and Red Birds: a cookbook for Juneteenth and Black celebrations
    • The very first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth, from food writer and cookbook author Nicole A. Taylor–who draws on her decade of experiences observing the holiday.
  • Juneteenth: a children’s story
    • An engaging way to introduce the history of slavery and freedom to children in words they can understand. Ms. Opal highlights the celebration of Juneteenth and the importance of commemorating this milestone all across America.

As always, come by the library and see our display and printed materials on all of the above and more!

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