Lending Library and Recommended Reading

NotJustSkin offers a lending library with books, videos, and CDs that we recommend. We have reviewed these materials and consider them in the top 10% of resources available in terms of clarity, accuracy, and helpfulness. Donations of additional material meeting those criteria will be gratefully accepted.

Topics covered include:

  • Childbirth
  • Children's Books
  • Community Building
  • Communication
  • Cooking
  • Health
  • The Medical School Experience
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting Approaches
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Schooling Options
  • Supporting Parents
  • Sustainability
  • Useful for Home School

An incomplete list of our current holdings:

Media Type Title Author(s) Affiliation Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
VHS Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices     Childbirth    
VHS Circumcision: Informed Consent     Circumcision    
VHS First Do No Harm   Intersex Society of North America Intersex    
VHS Intersex: Redefining Sex   Intersex Society of North America Intersex    
VHS Settling Limits with Young Children Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting    
VHS Playlistening   Hand in Hand Parenting    
Multiple Media The Nonviolent Communication Training Course Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
Magazine Communities: Journal of Cooperative Living   ic.org Community    
Magazine Home Power: The Hands-on Journal of Home-Made Power     Environment    
Magazine Mothering   Mothering.com Parenting Health  
DVDs Making Life Wonderful: An Intermediate Training in Nonviolent Communication Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
DVDs The Basics of Nonviolent Communication Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CDs Nonviolent Communication Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CDs Speaking Peace: Connecting with Others through Nonviolent Communication Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CDs Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong James W. Loewen   History Useful for Homeschooling and Independent Study  
CDs Listening to Children Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting Supporting Parents  
CD Creating A Life-Serving System Within Oneself Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CD Needs and Empathy Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CD Intimate Relationships Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CD Girrafe Fuel for Life Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CD Experiencing Needs as Gifts Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
CD The Power We Have to Create the World of Our Choosing Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
Book Milk, Money, and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding Naomi Baumslag and Dia L. Michels   Breastfeeding    
Book Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms   Breastfeeding    
Book Breastfeeding at a Glance: Fact, Figures, and Trivia about Lactation Dia L. Michels, Cynthia Good Mojab, Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam   Breastfeeding    
Book Obstetric Myths versus Research Realities: A Guide to the Medical Literature Henci Goer   Childbirth Scientific References  
Book If My Mom Were a Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers Dia L. Michels Platypus Media Children's Books Pregnancy Childbirth
Book Zach in the Middle Dia L. Michels Platypus Media Children's Books    
Book I was Born to be a Brother Zaydek G. Michels-Gualtieri Platypus Media Children's Books    
Book I was Born to be a Sister Akaela S. Michels-Gualtieri   Children's Books    
Book Do Children Have Rights Jamuna Carroll, ed.   Children's Rights    
Book Circumcision, the Hidden Trauma: How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All Ronald Goldman   Circumcision Culture  
Book Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective Ronald Goldman   Circumcision Religion: Judaism  
Book Doctors Re-examine Circumcision Thomas J. Ritter, George C. Denniston   Circumcision Scientific References  
Book Nonviolent Communication Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Communication    
Book Ecovillage Living: Restoring the Earth and Her People Hildur Jackson, Karen Svenson, eds.   Community Environment  
Book Creating a Life Together Diane Leafe Christian   Community    
Book The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook Louise Hagler, Dorothy R. Bates, eds.   Cooking    
Book Myths of Gender Anne Fausto-Sterling   Gender Scientific References  
Book Transgender Warriors Leslie Feinberg   Gender    
Book Raising Vegan Children in a Non-Vegan World Erin Pavlina VegFamily.com Health Cooking  
Book Intersex and Identity Sharon E. Preves   Intersex Gender  
Book Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex Alice Domurate Dreger   Intersex    
Book Parenting from Your Heart Inbal Kashtan Center for Nonviolent Communication Parenting Communication  
Book Raising Children Compassionately Marshall B. Rosenberg Center for Nonviolent Communication Parenting Communication  
Book I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World, A Guide for Parents and Teachers Marguerite A. Wright   Parenting Race  
Book Parenting by Connection: Supporting and Empowering Parents Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting Supporting Parents  
Book Listening Effectively to Children Patty Wipfler Rational Island Parenting Supporting Parents Counseling
Book Listening to Children, the complete series Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting Supporting Parents  
Book Supporting Adolescents Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting    
Book Settinf Limits with Children Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Parenting    
Book How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen and Listen so Your Kids Will Talk Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish   Parenting    
Book Siblings without Rivalry Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish   Parenting    
Book Playful Parenting Lawrence J. Cohen   Parenting    
Book After the Baby's Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women Robin Lim   Postpartum    
Book Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic, and Birth Suzanne Arms Birthing the Future Pregnancy Childbirth Babies
Book Seasons of Change: Growing through Pregnancy and Birth Suzanne Arms Birthing the Future Pregnancy Childbirth  
Book The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth Henci Goer   Pregnancy Scientific References  
Book Taking Charge of Your Fertility Toni Weschler   Reproductive Health Birth Control Fertility
Book Safer for Your Baby: A Guide to Better Living with Fewer Chemicals Lynn Tondat Ruggeri, Laura Costa   Safety Environment Chemical Sensitivity
Book Listening to Parents Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Supporting Parents    
Book Listenting to Parents: Leading a Parents Resource Group Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Supporting Parents    
Book Parenting by Connection Study Group Leader's Manual Patty Wipfler Hand in Hand Supporting Parents    
Book A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student Perri Klass   The Medical School Experience    
Book 101 Things Everyone should Know about Science Dia L. Michels, Nathan Levy Platypus Media, Science Naturally Useful for Home School Children's Books Science
Published Friday, December 25, 2009 - 08:14; Last updated Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:41