Try picking a book based on it’s description! Below are a few descriptions of some of the library’s new books. The descriptions are written a little like dating profiles (though you may never want to date these individuals!) with just a bit of information. See if any of these books interest you. The titles and call numbers are at the bottom of the entry, if you’re interested in reading them!
- I’m a poet at heart. Bilingual and bicultural, I straddle the world of modern America and the nostalgia for Cuba, passed down to me by my exile parents. I am spirited, young, and have excellent rhythm.
- The last of my kind, I am beautiful and powerful. I can really get inside your head. I try to use my powers for good and keep to myself, but drama keeps finding me. I am continually pulled into adventure.
- I am really interested in female drama, especially the relationships between mothers and daughters. I have a lot of secrets and heartache, but I can be very tender at times, especially in trying to protect others.
- I may be young, but I’ve been through a lot. My family and I have been attacked, and we fought back. I have done bad things, but I feel justified, and besides, you can’t take back the past. You’ve got to be strong to face the future, and I’ve got to help fight for the kind of future I want to live in.
- When I took power, people were hopeful about me and the promise that I had. I’ve been a real disappointment, though, and brought pain and violence to many. I keep causing problems for those around me. Read more to find out what went wrong and what the future might hold.
The descriptions above are for the following books:
1) City of a Hundred Fires by Richard Blanco. Call number PS 3552 .L36533 C58 1998.
2) Fire by Kristin Cashore. Call number PZ 7 .C26823 Fi 2011.
3) A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson. Call number PS 3610 .A3525 G76 2012.
4) Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Call number PZ 7 .R7375 Ins 2012.
5) Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad by David Lesch. Call number DS 98.6 .L475 2013.