The Forgetting by Sharon CameroYA CAMERON Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever. The Reader by Traci CheeYA CHEE Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, the only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book--a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. Where I End by Katherine Elizabeth Clark277.3092 CLA Katherine Clark was just an average wife and mother with two young children when she was in a tragic playground accident in late May 2009. The doctors diagnosed her with quadriplegia and said she would never walk again. This terrifying prognosis could have been the end of the story. But instead, God chose to work a profound miracle in Kate's life and in the life of her family. Kate describes how God's presence carried her through the trying journey of re-learning to walk, both physically and spiritually. David Copperfield by Charles DickensFIC DICKENS As David recounts his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth, and the 'umble Uriah Heep, along with Mr. Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father that evokes a mixture of love, nostalgia, and guilt. The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin KellyJ KELLY Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living with their stepmother in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better in this remarkable story for readers of Cynthia Kadohata and Rita Williams-Garcia, and for anyone searching for the true meaning of family. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle J L'ENGLE In 1962, Madeleine L'Engle debuted her novel A Wrinkle in Time, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children's literature and is beloved around the world. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson Available in PALS Plus Overdrive Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour - Martin Edwards, editor Available in Hoopla This exciting collection of short stories features crime writers working with a "mystery tour" or travel theme. Ann Cleeves on Tanzania, Vas Khan on Mumbai, and Marnie Riches on Holland. Other writers include Sarah Hilary, Alex Marwood, Cally Taylor, Elly Griffiths, Bill Ryan, Ian Rankin, Peter James, Kate Rhodes, and Ragnar Jonasson. (From Amazon) Snow White by Matt Phelan YA GN PHELAN The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, her cruel stepmother, her father, seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow, and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL." Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson by Leda Schubert JEP 792.8092 SCH This beautiful picture book tells the little-known story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. Raven Wilkinson was born on February 2, 1935, in New York City. Several years later she would dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty. The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton MYS SHELTON Wanted: A bold adventurer who wants to travel the world from a comfortable and safe spot behind a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes. 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