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Aug 29

Book Notes 8/22/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 29, 2022 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule

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8/29/2022


Our September Book Club pick is Educated by Tara Westover. Check it out and then join us on Monday, September 27 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss

The Life of Jim Thorpe // Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.

791.4502 MCCURDY


Mothercare by Lynne Tillman

On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence // This is at once a cautionary tale, and also a reverential invitation for any caretaker who can relate to suddenly becoming responsible for the life management practices of a parent, loved or not. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, and it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.

616.85 TILLMAN


Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld

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A Memoir // Candid and frequently harrowing, with a ribbon of dark humor, this book is a stunning human story and an invaluable view of the actual cost of upward mobility.

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Aug 09

Book Notes 8/9/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/9/2021


 Our August Book Club pick is The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 pm to join in the discussion.


The Babysitter by Liza Rodman

My Summers with a Serial Killer // During the summer, Liza’s babysitter—a handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer. The chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend.

364.1523 RODMAN


You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Crazy Stories about Racism // From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. This book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

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Zion Unmatched by James S. Hirsch and Zion Clark

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Explore Zion’s journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay follows elite wheelchair racer and Netflix documentary star Zion Clark on his quest for Paralympic gold.

796.812092 CLARK


The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth

The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice // In 1921, Tulsa's infamous "Black Wall Street" was wiped off the map. Ellsworth unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. He recounts the ongoing search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families.

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Jan 25

Book Notes 1/25/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 25, 2021 at 11:41 AM by Genesis Gaule

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1/25/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (4-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (9am-4pm).


Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland

How reclaiming human worth and embracing radical kindness will bring us back together // Can kindness kindle a revolution? Through Eiland's thoughtful story about being a black woman living on both sides of the fence she shares how radical kindness and how showing respect to everyone--no matter their race, gender or social status--can give us hope and rekindle our common humanity.

Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins

Jessie Diggins reveals the true story of her journey from the American Midwest into world-wide sports history. Experience the final seconds of the women’s team sprint freestyle race where Jessie Diggins gave it her all. Skiing past two of the best sprinters in the world, she stretched her ski boot across the finish line to become the first ever cross-country skiing gold medal for the United States at the Winter Games. 

Fidelis by Teresa Fazio

In 1998, Teresa Fazio signed up for the Marine Corps’ ROTC program to pay her way through MIT. After the events of September 11, 2001, she graduated with a physics degree into a very different world, owing the Marines four years of active duty. In this coming-of-age story set in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fazio struggles with her past, her sense of authority, and her womanhood.

Officer Clemmons by Dr. Francois S. Clemmons

Follow the incredible life story of François Clemmons, beginning with his early years in Alabama and Ohio, through his studies as a music major at Oberline to a chance encounter with Fred Rogers that changed both men’s lives leading to a long and happy friendship that lasted nearly forty years. When he earned the role as Officer Clemmons on the award-winning television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children’s program.


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