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Would you like to view this in our Asia edition? Would you like to view this in our German edition? This book is to make you think twice when talking to your pets or walking through the zoo. Tanya says: It had me hooked in the first chapter. This is a great read!
It is a simple read, but thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational. Stephanie says: Loved it! Often when a musician writes a memoir, they use the same poetry they utilize in lyric writing and the outcome is disjointed, sporadic bursts of words that end up being too stream of consciousness. That is not the case with Born to Run. Springsteen does indeed employ the poetry he is famous for, but the end result is inspiring. Evicted by Matthew Desmond. I say: In past years, books like Ghettoside and Behind the Beautiful Forevers have given me an eye-opening glimpse at an unfamiliar world through in-depth fieldwork and compassionate reportage.
Literary journalism at its finest. I say: I got more out of this book than I retained from an entire semester of advanced high school physics and two semesters of college astronomy. I say: What a profound and moving book this is about death and about life. When simultaneously faced with death and new life, Kalanithi struggles with the one question we all struggle to answer; why are we here? And in my opinion, he answers it. Full of hope, full of wonder, Kalanitih will help you look at your world through a different perspective.
A highly enjoyable read!
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If was the Year of the Super Long Book , then was an extraordinary year for short little gems. Four of the books to make our list— Another Brooklyn , Eleven Hours , Margaret the First , and The Vegetarian —come in at under pages, and News of the World is just a tiny bit longer.
But honestly, I think several releases nailed the ability to pack a truly powerful story into a slim volume, and we loved it. In addition to these short-but-awesome reads, we also discovered some truly memorable, more average-length works across a variety of genres, including historical fiction, contemporary drama, and even romance. Trish says: I loved this book. There are so many twists and turns! I say: Woodson, whether she is writing in verse or prose, can always be relied upon for her stunning imagery and use of language.
It has a great story, and I could not put it down! Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. I say: Patchett does a fantastic job of detailing the messiness of modern families. Donna says: I enjoyed this story as seen through the eyes of two families of children that are fused together through the dissolution of their own families and then joined by marriage.
These children go through much chaos growing up, actually raising themselves. The bonds they form are lasting, and the stories they have to share are very eye opening and entertaining. Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens. Tanya says: Heartbreaking and mesmerizing at the same time. I read this in one night. The Fireman by Joe Hill. I say: There were passages in The Fireman that were so visceral and beautifully put that they held me in thrall. I was listening to the audiobook, so I often scanned back on the CD just to hear them again.
Easily one of my favorites of the year. The Fireman is a terrific read, with characters I cared about within the first 50 pages. Every time I put it down, I was burning to pick it up again to keep reading. Tobee says: This is an excellent contemporary romance with well-developed characters. The plot is fast moving with several surprises, and the interactions between characters and their unique points of views pull you in immediately. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
I say: Luminous. This sweeping saga begins in 18th-century Ghana and first follows two half sisters who are strangers to one another and then their descendants. The story of each generation feels like an intimate, powerful tale all on its own, but together they all fit into one beautifully perfect book.
Donna says: The book was a little slow for the first chapter or two, then it grabbed me with an iron fist! The plot is great, full of unexpected turns. I loved it. Trish says: When one of the reviewers said that they audibly gasped at one point while reading it I actually snorted.
However, while reading this book one afternoon I gasped so hard that I dropped the book onto the ground. I highly recommend this book and I can honestly say that I loved it!
Not one but TWO great twists! Although the heroines share more than just a first name, the books are very dissimilar. Where Jane Eyre sees no justice, Jane Steele revels in it. Where Jane Eyre seems a timid girl, Jane Steele is beyond bold. Even those who have never read Jane Eyre will enjoy Jane Steele, a thoroughly avant-garde anti-heroine. Donna says: This is a story about a high school love where choices become lifelong consequences. It gives readers a lot to think about, and with the different viewpoints, I think the book offers something for everyone.
Tobee says: Very well written and interesting! In a western setting, just after the Civil War, an elderly ex-military man is taxed with the mission of delivering a ten-year-old Indian captive to her relatives. Captain Kidd and Johanna surmount numerous challenges and defy swollen rivers, outlaws, and the less-than-understanding attitudes of other people.
The somewhat reluctant Captain and the half wild child become grandfather and granddaughter in a family bond that lasts the rest of their lives. Donna says: I highly recommend this one! Tobee says: The characters are wonderfully portrayed in all their good and bad traits, and the plot is riveting. Sometimes I laughed and sometimes I wanted to cry, but I always wanted to know what was going to happen next! Redemption Road by John Hart. John Hart is such a wonderful storyteller. This is a really good crime story with a twisty plot and great characters. Donna says: There are parts of this book that are extremely hard to read or listen to, but it is so worth it.
This book really makes a person look at the world in a different way. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Tanya says: Not at all what I expected, but totally worth the read. Tanya says: What an excellent read! From the fantastic world building of top-notch fantasies to historical dramas and gritty realistic fiction that left me stunned, was a fantastic year for young adult literature.
I say: Well-developed, authentic characters and a unique setting make Burn Baby Burn one of my most memorable reads of Crystal says: This is a book that grabbed my interest with just the summary, and it definitely did not disappoint. Not only was the plot engaging, but the characters and setting really made me think. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas.
Crystal says: I loved the premise of this story from the beginning, and it was a very engaging read. I had to find out why she was in the mental institution and if she was ever going to get out and come to terms with her past. The characters are quirky and immensely likable despite their flaws, and Whaley has done a remarkable job of making the thoughts and fears of a teenage agoraphobe relatable. Even better, he has created a fully rounded character with Sol that is so much more than the fear others use to define him.
Crystal says: Intriguing and enlightening from start to finish, this book taught me a lot about a time in world history that I knew very little about. It was the kind of book that kept me guessing, and that definitely makes for a great reading experience. This book perfectly completes the story that began in the first book and kept my interest from start to finish.
Stephanie says: A good storyteller effortlessly compels you to experience the spectrum of emotion; I laughed, I cried, etc. This is true of Stiefvater, and especially true in The Raven King. You will be on the edge of your seat until the end, and what an ending it will be. I say: I loved the different points of view and the fact that readers were given the perspectives of characters who are seldom represented in literature about World War II. Sepetys does a remarkable job of bringing to life a historical event that deserves to be much better known. Elizabeth says: The story flowed easily and never lost my interest.
I loved all the different points of view! I say: Set in a world where humans are virtually immortal and ordained killers known as Scythes are used to keep overpopulation in check, this is a gripping sci-fi thriller that raises thought-provoking questions about morality and human nature. What is on the surface a meet-cute romance becomes so much more as questions of destiny and chance arise and underlying connections are unraveled. March: Book Three deserves all the accolades it has been getting and more.
Brandy says: This book is abundantly full of pertinent and interesting facts. I say: With fluid prose and the occasional snarky aside, this epic warrior tale reads like a novel while creating a fascinating and often violent picture of 12th century Japan and a man who became a legend. With Uprooted , Marrin presents a well-researched, accessible account of a dark moment of American history that might also serve as a cautionary tale. From a shipwrecked robot story to the true tale of a child survivor of the Nagasaki bomb, our selections are all about variety.
The heartwrenching beauty of Maybe a Fox , and the fun-filled adventure of Mighty Jack. We hope every reader of middle-grade fiction or nonfiction will discover a book they love among our Best of list. Allison says: Realistic characters, wonderfully developed. I am a fan of Reynolds, but I was worried since this is his first foray into middle-grade. He did a great job transitioning from YA; this was excellent. Marianne says: A nice story about city kids brothers and a slow-moving summer spent with Grandparents on a remote farm in Virginia. They learn about family, friendship, and consequences.
I laughed and laughed. I especially love the relationships Archer has with the four men in his life! I say: Anyone who loves words, books, or puns will be unable to resist Booked. Marianne says: I listened to the audiobook and was mesmerized by the style and rhythm of the poetry and enthralled with the story. I say: There were so many wonderful middle-grade novels in verse this past year, including Booked a fellow Best Book and Catching a Storyfish which just missed the cut.
What makes this one stand out for me is the stereotype-breaking hero. Marianne says: A short and sweet coming-of-age story told in verse. I say: Totally gripping from beginning to end. Reynolds covers so much in this relatively slim novel that clocks in at under pages. The story feels both timeless and entirely modern. I am so excited that this is the beginning of a new series! Went to bed intending to read a chapter or two.
Ended up not going to sleep and finished it in one sitting. I like the Canterbury Tales feel of different narrators, always making it fresh. The tension was nail-biting. Can we say medal-worthy? Or watching sappy movies, or commercials. I bawled like a baby reading this. Which was even more problematic since I was reading it in public. This was gut-wrenchingly wonderful for me. Realistic fiction is not usually something middle-grade authors do well, but this is amazing!
The writing is crisp and energetic despite the quiet story. I adored Raymie and the quick, unexpected friendship she builds with her fellow baton-twirling students. There are so many small moments in this book to love. I say: Oh my goodness, the illustrations in this book! The design of the book is simply beautiful, as is the story. A wonderful mix of reflection and action, with short, punchy chapters to keep readers in thrall. I say: The concept behind this book is so inventive! The illustrations are fantastic, and the mostly free-form poetry perfectly evokes the spirit of jazz music.
Plus, the short bios and further reading suggestions in the back matter provide a path for those who wish to learn more. Each poem led to the next, adding up to tell the story of the gathering of the musicians from the photograph. Allison says: HOLY cow!! I loved this.
Who knew it was not only possible, but that the reader would forget it was nonfiction? This book definitely left me thinking and wondering,. I say: Wonderful. The story flows from page to page, with bold artwork and personal commentary from White. I say: I was so glad to see the lates classic guide updated to include the digital age! Engaging text and illustrations make it a joy to browse, or you can focus on whatever category interests you, from simple machines to digital devices and Wi-Fi, Source: Book News and Reviews.
Personally, I loved the expressiveness of the various jungle animals. The big-eyed frog is a favorite. Angel says: Love it! I say: I love this one! It has a wonderful simplicity but has some stunningly effective nuances in the illustrations. The mostly red, black, and white pencil drawings with their sepia background are charming and elegant.
The text and the illustrations work together perfectly to tell a story encouraging individuality, empathy, and imagination. Pre-readers could even enjoy the story through the pictures alone. One of my favorites. Allison says : I love the seemingly opposing themes and ideas that go hand in hand! Refreshingly simple example of children who might feel different or out-of-place who follow their gut instinct to be who they are. Pam says: Oh my! That little bear is the cutest. Do I like this story? Several of us were charmed by the amusing, authentic sibling relationships and the quirky illustrations and side characters.
Allison is hoping for a story about the dragon with an interesting smirk, and I would love to know more about the mysterious mouse who quietly pops up in the background throughout the book. And the message is one we all love. Monty says: This is a fun read featuring many colorful illustrations. The story can help children realize that everyone has wonderful ideas that should be shared and that no matter what others may believe about your ideas, you should believe in yourself for nothing is impossible.
Cheryl says: I love this book. How much fun you can have with a story that has a make believe language included. I say: This is such a relatable story for anyone who comes from a large family or has overachieving siblings. Through the story of a dog named Ed who is determined to match the excellence of his loving family and enjoy the same privileges as the Ellis children like sitting on the couch and eating at the table , readers can discover or talk about the things that make them excellent, even if they are less obvious than being a math whiz or a star athlete.
And the final page is perfection. Allison says: I love it! Vocabulary, school subjects, all related to the life of a dog. Monty says: This book shows a loving relationship between a boy and his dog and how they learn together. The illustrations are great and add much character to the story. This cute story of a little boy playing hide-and-seek with an elephant is sure to elicit smiles all around. There are also lots of fun details for observant kiddos seriously, keep your eye on the dog , or perhaps the book can help kids who are less sharp-eyed to become more observant.
As Allison pointed out in our deliberations, this one will encourage kids to look beyond the text and pay attention to visual cues and their own observances. Cheryl says: I really enjoyed this book, and a child will identify with the story about a favorite toy. The imagination in the book is fun and it gives a happy feeling.
I say: This is a beautiful, heartbreaking story with nuance that still remains relatable for children. I love the scenes illustrating that it is okay to still laugh, to be angry, or to want to be alone. Allison says: I like the gentle way that this story brings hope to struggle and grief.
I like that Gus finds a way to move on, though he is sometimes troubled. This is a must for the list, if not for the beautiful yet simple illustrations, then for the gentle way the subject matter is handled. I say: I really enjoyed the mixed-media style. The effect is somewhat reminiscent of Lois Elhert, though the tone and art are actually quite different.
Conversational prose poetry addresses both the everyday and a few more elevated topics, like war. I particularly liked the war illustration where the bomb turns into a fish and the final image where Wednesday dreams of a blue squirrel that recalls a paint-splatter horse from earlier in the book. Allison says: This book seems so simple at first glance, and the mixed-media made me wince. I think this book will encourage children to notice what is around them in a way that is all their own, and encourage them to discuss their thoughts.
I say: Excellent comic timing, richly-colored illustrations, and a touch of the bizarre make this twist on a traditional folktale so much fun to read! I bought her this one for Christmas, and she had me read it to her over and over, twice in one session before she would let me leave her house to go home! It was so much fun to see her enthusiasm and wonder as her actions seemingly affected the outcome of the next page. It will be a great first day of school or back to school read, especially for kids who are feeling a little self conscious. Allison says: This book reads like a how-to, while keeping a story behind the words.
I love the asides, the rhythmic flow of the storyline, and the call to greatness in everyday life. Pam says: I so enjoyed this book. The facial expressions of the sister and dog add humor to the story. Five stars, definitely! Smiles turn to laughter while reading this one. I say: This is a cute little adventure story that also helps build vocabulary and narrative skills.
Animal and nature lovers are sure to enjoy. Also, I like that although the protagonist is established as a boy, readers can easily imagine the protagonist to be a girl if they wish. Angel says: I love the illustrations. Pam says: This book is unique. It is different from the books I have been reading, the illustrations stand out.
There is a softness to the pictures and yet they are so colorful. Cheryl says: This was a good story with a good rhythm. You can do hand claps along with it to make it more interactive and exciting. The illustrations are really good, too. Monty says: This is a cute story perfect for teaching about reading and how it helps you learn new things. Allison says : The illustrations are superb! I love the spirit of the character, and his yearning to be himself.
The sky is the limit! I say: I love the deadpan humor and visual cues Klassen uses in his hat books. This one shares many similarities with the other two wonderful books in the trilogy, but with a fun Western feel and a new moral. The result is a surprisingly sweet story about friendship and resisting temptation. Pam says: So much is expressed in so few words. There is only one hat, but two turtles. Klassen is able to resolve the issue in such a way that it brings out the true meaning of friendship. This story has a great message and the text and illustrations work together to create drama and excitement.
I love the colors and 3D paper-doll effect in the illustrations. Older readers will appreciate the back matter info. Cheryl says: I really liked this book. At first it can seem very busy, but then you begin to enjoy the details. I like that the pictures are telling several stories along with the informational aspects about an airport. Pam says: The illustrations are beautiful. Each page is a beautiful work of art. They tell an emotional story. The rhyme scheme adds to the story. This was the life of a slave.
It was a life that was repeated week after week. This was the rhythm of their life. I say: Marvelous artwork creates an eerie, haunting picture that is echoed in the poetic text. Haunting, exciting, mysterious. The story itself is bittersweet—as so many legends are—but also very compelling and ultimately triumphant. The book also does a fantastic job of dealing with sensitive issues with relatable language and expressions.
And the illustrations are dynamic, bold, and perfectly reflective of the subject. I also like the illustration style and the rhythm of the text. Great for animal lovers. Angel says: This is a good book for learning about animals that live on the African Savanna. There are just enough facts that children can learn about the animals but not be overwhelmed with information. What a wonderful conversation that could evolve from this book.
Not only does it make you think about the cultural differences we see in each other, but it also reminds us that we have ancestors that went through the same sort of things. Easy Readers. Pam says: There is so much fun packed into this easy reader. The humor begins right from the start. Big Cat is willing to tolerate many things for the love of his family. Absolutely a good read! I say: Adorable. This book introduces new vocabulary through the context of synonyms so that kids can easily decipher the meanings, and it also teaches about math and sharing.
Monty says: I enjoyed this beginning reader book and believe children will also. The story is cute and teaches the importance of listening and following directions. The illustrations are colorful and fun and add much to the story. Allison says: This reminds me of Frog and Toad and their adventures.
I like the illustrations, which will keep kids busy, as well as the way the text appears for beginning readers. There is a little vocabulary here as well, and concepts old and new to entice children. Cheryl says: This book is a really exciting beginner reader. It has all kinds of emotions in it and then a real good, feel good ending. Monty says: Everyone likes Ferris wheels and this tells the story of how the Ferris wheel was invented. The illustrations are very good. I believe early readers will enjoy this book. I say: What a fantastic way to teach kids a little history while holding their interest and helping them strengthen reading skills.
Slightly more advanced beginning readers who prefer nonfiction over fiction will get a kick out of this one! This is a great beginning reader book! Early Chapter Books. I say: I just love Dory and her big imagination. Her reluctance may be familiar to many kids, but her journey will have kids proud of using their own reading super power. I say: Delightfully silly. This is a fun and funny chapter book with crowd-pleasing illustrations. Plus, it can serve as a great primer in using deductive reasoning. I say: This is a fantastic early chapter book for boys who pride themselves in being tough, though girls might enjoy too.
The story makes good use of repetition and irony to keep the kids feeling confident and engaged. The illustrations compliment the text perfectly without distracting from it. I say: Abundant full-color illustrations are a welcome addition to this fun opener to a new series about a bright and energetic Colombian girl. This should be a hit with Judy Moody fans!
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Cheryl says: Really a cute chapter book. The little brother is just what you would expect, annoying. One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker, illus. Angel says: As the story beings, Waylon experiences some big changes all at once, and he struggles to fit in with the most popular boy in school. This is a story children will be able to relate to. I say: This is a really, really good easy chapter book. Laced with humor and the adventure to be found in everyday situations, this is a wonderful portrait of a loving and deepening relationship between a father and son.
Patron Vote: Best Book for Young Readers We had fewer votes in this category than any other, and a couple of those had to be disqualified because they were not published in But when the votes were tallied, one book came out on top: Be a Friend by Salina Yoon , a lovely book about friendship and a boy who expresses his feelings through mime. One of the winners is the recent, latest installment of a highly popular series. The other is the latest from a beloved, award-winning author. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater was the much-anticipated finale to a fantastic series. Not only was there no clear winner, there was not a single title to receive multiple votes!
So we wait until the New Year, when readers are excited and ready to kick off their year by reading a great book or two or three. And honestly, the delay also gives us an opportunity to read and discover those late-year releases we might otherwise overlook. Some of the included titles will make the final Best of lists care to guess which ones? Regardless, each of these titles has made an impression on me in !
Nutshell by Ian McEwan. But I was hooked. Ida, Always by Caron Levis. Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina 2. And Patchett does a fantastic job of detailing the messiness of modern families. Julia Quinn can always be counted on for a fluffy romantic romp. Annie Dillard can always be counted on for a offbeat perspective on seemingly everyday occurrences. Booked by Kwame Alexander 2. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri. Book one was just so-so for me, but the series looks promising! These titles are all worthy follow ups for anyone who wants to be better informed about these issues.
Read by Katherine Kellgren. Read by Kate Lock. Read by Bahni Turpin. Read by Kirsten Potter. Read by Kate Mulgrew. Some of these I loved, and others were just okay for me. But I am completely okay with that since the time investment was minimal. Booked by Kwame Alexander 3. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier 4. As for the fifth choice, MacLachlan has delivered another slim novel that manages to pack in a full, emotionally engaging story.
There are tons more I still want to read. Stead 2. Thunder Boy Jr. Gregory Christie 4. The Airport Book by Lisa Brown 6. I liked some books better than others as a whole, but the illustrations are all wonderful. So without further ado, here are our giveaways for Fall If you do not leave a comment at the bottom of the post, I will not know which prize s to give you if you win the drawing. You may choose as many titles as you like; you are not guaranteed to win your top choices, but I do my best. After completing the first widget task, you can also earn bonus entries by following the directions in the widget.
Contest ends at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 16th. Winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on this blog no later than Tuesday, November 22nd. Winners will have up to two months from the time of notification to collect their prizes. If items have not been picked up at the end of this period or if I have not been contacted to request an alternative arrangement, unclaimed prizes will be retained for future giveaways.
Good luck! Let the Teen Read Week celebrations commence! So without further ado, here are the latest additions to our Ultimate Teen Booklist:. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkawamba This is the highly readable story of a young Malawian teenager who, unable to afford the tuition to attend school, taught himself the principles of physics and electricity from books borrowed from the local elementary school—and then used that knowledge to build a windmill that provided his family with light, heat, and running water. Yet this book is about much more than building a windmill.
It contains elements of magic as Kamkwamba relates the folklore and superstitions of his culture, and it touches on many of the troubles in modern Africa without becoming overwhelming or preachy. A young reader edition is also available, but most teens should be comfortable with the original version. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz Joan Skraggs is tired of being undervalued by her father and brothers for the backbreaking work she puts in day after day.
Under a fake name and lying about her age, Joan lucks into a position in the home of a wealthy Jewish family. Told through a series of diary entries, this is a warm and thought-provoking story, laced with humor. And now that she is fifteen, Alice half hopes that Ray will finally take that final step and kill her.
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But Ray has another idea: he wants Alice to help him select and train his next victim. With spare, lyrical prose, Scott weaves an intensely disturbing tale that promises no safe or easy answers. High School mature.
From that point, Paige became the target of relentless bullying. This is the inspiring and revelatory story of how she coped with the bullying and the challenges of living with HIV into adulthood. Like most of the Henrietta locals, Blue wants nothing to do with the stuck-up Raven Boys of Aglionby Academy, but then she meets Gansey, whose fate seems tied to Blue and a deadly curse.
Mystery, heartbreak, friendship, betrayal, and moral dilemmas emerge in the first book only to intensify further as the series continues. Lush, descriptive prose; complex characters; and a multi-layered, imaginative plot create a leisurely-paced but riveting series that succeeds in seamlessly combining magic with contemporary social issues. High School. Updated: Giver Quartet series by Lois Lowry — The Giver has been included on our list since the beginning, but now we feel it is time to round out the story of Jonas and the Community by including the full series.
Skip to content. Share this The unique narrator, Death personified, was the hook for me on the first read. Later, I chose it for my first selection for a book club I was starting up.
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I was a little nervous about choosing it for adults to read, but years later, the club was going strong, and we still talked about it! Get from the library. The exquisite writing in this imagined letter from an ailing year-old preacher to his young son always gives me something new to ponder. Learn how you can participate at bcplib. Alden and his mother are newly rich thanks to an insurance policy and a scratch-off lottery ticket, but their neighbors, the Massimo family, are RICH rich.
Skillfully read, this 2 disc story is a great 4th of July read! In addition to managing staff and coordinating displays at Lebanon Junction, she is also a frequent Staff Picks contributor. View in catalog. There is nothing more patriotic than Captain America himself. A tale of a man who would do anything to serve his country in World War II, so it is an amazing story perfect for the 4th!
Plus Chris Evans… do I need to say more? View in catalog Listen with Hoopla. If music is more your thing, grab yourself a copy of Hamilton, or better yet download it from Hoopla so you can take it out with you while you watch fireworks. There is a reason this is a phenomenon. Amazing songs, talented singers, and a story you wonder how it can be based on reality. Brandy T. Beginning in August, her primary location will be Hillview Branch Library although she will also be organizing new monthly events like Wonder On and Homeschool Connect for multiple locations.
Of course we all know that the 4th of July comes once a year. A beautifully written and incredibly well-researched book that explores the funny and courageous women who built the history of our nation. I love this documentary because it reminds me of the impact that just one person can have for good, when you choose to speak your mind. View in catalog Get e-book or e-audiobook on Hoopla. Get e-book on Kentucky Libraries Unbound. No matter what you think about the current political climate, Mr. Marianne is part of our reference team at Ridgway Memorial Library. Responsibilities include teaching one-on-one computer classes, providing reader advisory services, and helping patrons with research and technology questions.
What better time to begin a series about Revolutionary War spies than the week of July 4th? Plus, the acting and cinematography are superb. This is a great one to ooh and aah over with the kiddos! Be sure not to skip the Author Notes in the back! This book for kids ages 5—8 is totally awesome for adults, too! The committee includes: Anna, Circulation Clerk, Mt. Washington Branch Library Brandy F. American Eclipse by David Baron. Marianne says: I listened to this book in the week before the August eclipse and so really felt like I understood the excitement that the eclipse must have generated.
American Fire by Monica Hesse. I think true crime readers will enjoy this one. Tracy says: This is a solid true-crime read with a little extra. The author did a masterful job putting this bizarre occurrence into thought-provoking economic and historical contexts. Heather says: This short, quickly moving book packs a wild punch. Mind-blowing nuggets of information given in such a way non-scientists can understand. Not to mention, Neil deGrasse Tyson himself narrates the audiobook, and his voice is like warm molasses!
Tracy says: This gem of a book provides a clear and fascinating overview of the subject. Heather says: This captivating memoir could not have been told in a more beautiful way than the graphic novel format. A raw and emotional monologue on identity and heritage. Anna says: I really enjoyed reading this. It provided a broad understanding of basic civil rights issues that were going on during the s and 60s in the black community.
The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. Heart wrenching even. It will make you laugh and make you cry. Loved every moment. Tanya says: Very compelling read. From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty.