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
Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
The League by Thatcher Heldring
Just 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.
Call of the Klondike: A True Cold Rush Adventure by David Meissner
Open Mic: Riffs on between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins
Listen 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