Book Sketches

The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 11:27am -- BHanley

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together is a wide-ranging and unpolished portrait of how racism costs everyone - rich and poor, white and black, young and old. Heather McGhee reviews American history with the lens of the zero-sum concept: where one person's gain would be another's loss. In this sense, White people's gain and Black people's loss.

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:54am -- BHanley

The Girl with the Louding Voice centers on Adunni, a 14-year-old girl born into poverty in rural Nigeria, who finds solace in one day being able to use her “louding voice” and speak up for herself and others. After her mother passes away, Adunni’s father sells her bride price to an older man with two wives. Adunni befriends Khadija, the second wife, who is currently pregnant.

Let's Go Outside!

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 1:39pm -- SEgan
Now that the weather is nicer and more cooperative, the outdoors has never been more inviting.
Would you like to learn how to grow vegetables but don’t know where to begin? Need nature activities for curious young minds? Interested in a new camping or glamping adventure? Heading out to a picnic but struggling to find the right dish? Looking for outdoor activities such as races and relays? Do you have someone in your life in a wheelchair, mobility chair or even a stroller that would like to be able to go on a hike?

Calling All Armchair Sleuths!

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 9:16am -- SEgan

It's no mystery why the mystery genre is so popular. Who doesn’t enjoy trying to piece together the trail of clues to solve the case before the story ends? A mystery with a great hook will never disappoint the reader, and if there is a twist, especially one that comes out of nowhere, we are usually delighted.  Take a look at this latest selection of new mysteries and challenge yourself to become an armchair sleuth.


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