2 min BookTalk

Sickness is surrounding us all including the library. We apologize for the absences in last week’s 2 min booktalk, we were under the weather.

The Skull in the Rock by March Aronson
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Christina Aguilera by Robert Greenberger
The Summer I Learned to Fly by Reinhardt
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
Civil Rights Leaders by Sina Dubovoy



My Weekend is Booked!

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Rubin

Introduces the efforts of student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to encourage African Americans to exercise their right to vote, and discusses the violent resistance they faced from supporters of segregation.

Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South

Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name, My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer by Mo’ne DaivsMo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer

Looks at the life of Little League Baseball pitcher Mo’ne Davis.

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Bradley

Jefferson's SonsA fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson’s life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup,Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man Free Black Man by Judith Fradin

Recounts the experiences of Solomon Northup, an African American man who was kidnapped into slavery and suffered through twelve years of bondage before being rescued from the Louisiana cotton plantation by friends from New York.



Putting the YA in FRIYAY: 5 Bittersweet YA Romances — Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

This week we celebrated National Bittersweet Chocolate day. Here are 5 YA romances that are equal parts bitter and sweet, best enjoyed with your favourite chocolate. We Are Okay Alone in an empty dorm during a snowstorm, Marin waits for her best friend Mabel to visit. When Mabel arrives, Marin will be forced to face […]

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Ace of Shades: REVIEW

Welcome to the City of Sin. Not even Las Vegas is as sinful and dark as New Reynes, but Enne must travel there to look for her missing mother. Enne is a well polished sophisticated lady and has no idea what to expect from this gang infested city but she has to find her mother. She will soon learn that her mother is full of secrets that she sheltered her form her whole life and she isn’t the person Enne knew her to be. She meets the most notorious card dealer in the city, Levi. Continue reading “Ace of Shades: REVIEW”

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Refugee by Alan Gratz

Armstrong & Charlie

2. Armstrong & Charlie by Steven Frank

Dreamland Burning

3. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

4. Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

5. The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Heart to Heart

6. Heart to Heart by Lurlene Marzollo

Love and Other Foreign Words

7. Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Maxi's Secrets: (or what you can learn from a dog)

8. Maxi’s Secrets by Lynn Plourde

The Crossover

9. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Miles Morales

10. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

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