Staff Picks

Marlene:

The Woman Next Door

by Yewande Omotoso

Perfect for our Read Broader participants! This new book is a timely reminder that truly understanding our fears, our prejudices, and our failures (and those of our family) won’t happen until we allow ourselves to be uncomfortable and vulnerable enough to share our truths with one another, face to face, heart to heart.

Lauren:

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

A charming little memoir/scientific meditation on the fascinating life and habits of snails. Completely enthralling and unique!

Mel:

The Glass Sentence

by S. E. Grove

An epic fantasy set in a fantastically broken world. Brilliant for fans of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy! Fiction/Midgrade

Kari:

Another Kind of Hurricane

by Tamara Ellis Smith

Stunning and authentic story of two boys whose lives become unexpectedly tied together through their own tragic circumstances. Midgrade readers will be able to empathize with the genuine characters in this powerful debut novel about friendship and perseverance. It is the perfect fit for readers who loved Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Fiction/Midgrade

 

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