Hi everyone, here are our recommended non-fiction DVDs for this week!

(Click on the photos to request the DVDs)

Brooklyn Castle:

Description: BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Ironically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. BROOKLYN CASTLE shows how these kids’ dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world’s most difficult game, what can’t they do?

Dewey: DVD 794.109 BRO

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Petty Blue:

Description: Experience everything that’s great about racing through its most indelible and enduring family – the Pettys! Petty Blue is THEIR story – NASCAR’s royal family of racing, as told in their own words. It’s an inspirational story of dedication, perseverance, and family tradition that will provide a raw, behind-the-scenes look into NASCAR racing.

Dewey: DVD 796.72 PET

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Everest: 50 years on the Mountain:

Description: In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay made history as the first people to reach the top of Everest. Now, 50 years later, three sons of Everest’s most celebrated climbers return to the mountain to challenge it again. Join their journey as they brave the elements and face death to climb 29,000 feet of wind-blasted rock and ice. And, relive the dramatic history of Everest from great triumphs to deadly tragedies, enduring rivalries and the unsung role of the Sherpa people – as National Geographic exposes the untold stories that lurk in the mountain’s epic shadow and takes you on THE ultimate Everest experience.

Dewey: DVD 796.522 EVE

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Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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