March into Reading | Misty Aldrich, Library Assistant

            What to do when the days seem to fly by and the weather can’t make up its mind? Well, if you are like me you reach for a good book. 

            March is National Reading Month. I am excited about this and will hopefully read more than one book this month. I hope you can say the same. There are so many to choose from at the library. Here are some recommendations:

  • “We Deserve Monuments” by Jas Hammonds. This book won the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent. It is about a seventeen-year-old named Avery Anderson. She is convinced her senior year is ruined when she’s uprooted from her life in DC and forced into the hostile home of her terminally ill grandmother, Mama Letty. The tension between Avery’s mom and Mama Letty unearths past drama they refuse to talk about, leaving Avery desperate to learn the secrets that split her family in two.
  • “Babel: an Arcane History” by R. F. Kuang. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must ask whether powerful institutions can be changed from within or if revolution requires violence.
  • “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton. No one ever said life was easy, but Ponyboy is pretty sure he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop, and his friends, Johnny and Two-Bit, but not much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

            Brown is March’s Color of the Month Challenge. Visit the Library for more information. Enjoy the month of March and read on.

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