Anisa Ashabi ’20 Comm.
All Ears Publishing: 2022
Anisa Ashabi began writing this young adult novel during middle school on Bainbridge Island, completing it during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contemporary coming-of-age story stars Roxie Nazari, an imperfect but likable and relatable Iranian girl who’s growing up in a small, homogenous Washington community and facing harassment. In school detention with her tormentor, she learns of their similarities.
Narrated by Anna King ’00 Comm.
Northwest Public Broadcasting: 2022
The investigative podcast chronicles the story of powerful Washington rancher Cody Easterday and one of the largest cases of agricultural fraud in US history. Easterday swindled nearly $250 million dollars by inventing a “ghost herd” of 265,000 cattle that only existed on paper. The podcast covers pressures on independent ranchers, changing politics of land ownership, and increasing unaffordability in some communities.
My Friend Ben and the First Snow
Charles Beyl ’84 Fine Arts
Albert Whitman & Co.: 2022
In the fourth Chip and Ben story, best buddies and beavers prepare for snow. Chip helps his parents gather food and winterize their nest, then has frozen adventures. This is the sixth children’s book written and illustrated by Beyl.
Montana Modernists: Shifting Perceptions of Western Art
WSU Press: 2022
The first book devoted to the avant-garde art movement of Montana Modernism, Corriel’s exploration concentrates on place, lineage, and Montana community with examples of the artwork.
The Art of Range
Narrated and produced by Tip Hudson
Director of Yakima County Extension and rangeland management professor Hudson covers a wide swath of topics of interest to ranchers, livestock and resource professionals, and anyone in rangelands work.
Raising Kids: Your Essential Guide to Everyday Parenting
Sheri Glucoft Wong and Olaf Jorgenson ’88 English & Phil, ’93 MA English
Matt Holt Books: 2022
This practical and approachable guide encourages parents to “be curious, not furious” and become “fully aware” of their “parenting self.” Examples help parents decide when and how to engage or step back.
U.S. Wars & Diseases: Smallpox, Typhoid, Yellow Fever and Others
Lee R. McDowell ’71 PhD Ani. Sci.
A University of Florida emeritus professor of nutrition provides a look at American conflicts and their relationships with epidemics—from King Philip’s War, or the First Indian War, of 1675, to the more recent Gulf War and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dark Matter Monsters
Simeon Hein ’92 PhD Socio.
Mount Baldy Press: 2022
Hein asks, “If Bigfoot is an ancient primate, why is it seen around paranormal phenomena?” He examines the connections between cryptids, ball lightning, and anomalies.
Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University: More than 100 Years Committed to Building a Better and More Sustainable Agriculture
L.G. James, D.C. Davis, R. Cavalieri, C. Stockle, J. Tang, M. Garcia-Perez, et alia
This volume chronicles the 130-year evolution of agricultural engineering at Washington State University, from its 1892 origins through the impacts of World War II to today. Larry James, retired chair of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, spearheaded the compilation, aided by WSU archivist Mark O’English and former Washington State Magazine staff writer Brian Clark, who edited and designed the book. Staff and current and retired biological systems engineering faculty contributed. And more than a dozen alumni representing more than 50 years in the department are spotlighted.