Welcome back Students, Faculty and Staff!

Our minds and bodies have rested. New goals have been set. Start off the new year with a good book. Challenge yourself and read a book a week or a month. Start new habits. Reading creates new perspectives and opportunities.

Quote of the month:

” A house without books is like a room without windows.” ~Horace Mann

Highlighted New Arrivals

Fiction

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

Are You Experienced? by Jordan SonnenblickA teenager with overly strict parents accidentally time travels back to 1969, where he attends Woodstock with his surprisingly open-minded fifteen-year-old father.

 

 

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

How to Love by Katie CotugnoReena loved Sawyer . . . until he got her pregnant and skipped town. Three years later, Sawyer is back and Reena is determined to ignore his apologies—and his charms.

 

 

If I Ever Get Out of Here  by Eric Gansworth

If I Ever Get Our of Here by Eric Gansworth1975: Air Force brat George is the only white kid to befriend Lewis, a Tuscarora Indian. They bond over music at George’s house, but Lewis never invites George to the rez.

 

 

The League  by Thatcher Heldring

The League by Thatcher HeldringJust when it seems that his football dreams are history, Wyatt’s older brother, Aaron, makes an unexpected offer: If Wyatt ditches golf camp, he can play with Aaron in the League of Pain: the roughest and most secretive rogue football league in town.
Now Wyatt has a choice. He can play by the rules like he always does, or he can follow his heart—even if it means lying to the people he cares about the most.
But if Wyatt wants to play in the league, he must learn to accept the penalties.

Non-Fiction

Call of the Klondike: A True Cold Rush Adventure by David Meissner

Call of the KlondikeIn 1897, two young entrepreneurs packed 6,000 pounds of supplies and “joined the stampede” on a year-long, 1,500-mile journey to the Klondike, looking for gold.

 

 

Open Mic: Riffs on between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins

Open Mic: Riffs of Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali PerkinsListen in as ten YA authors — some familiar, some new — use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that pretending to be a tai chi master or a sought-after wiz at math wins him friends for a while — until it comically backfires. A biracial girl is amused when her dad clears seats for his family on a crowded subway in under a minute flat, simply by sitting quietly in between two uptight white women. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poignant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

 

Summaries provided by Junior Library Guild