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Aug 04

Book Notes 8/3/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 4, 2020 at 3:37 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

8/3/2020


These books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service or by scheduling an appointment to browse in the library.


A Gift From Darkness by Andrea Claudia Hoffmann

Patience Ibrahim’s excitement about her pregnancy is short-lived because she is brutally abducted by Boko Haram. This powerful account of her story tells of her sheer determination to protect her baby and of their survival.

The Magical Language of Others by E. J. Koh

After living in America for over a decade, fifteen-year-old Eun Ji’s parents return to South Korea, leaving her and her brother abandoned. Eun Ji’s mother sends her letters over the years—letters Eun Ji can’t fully understand until years later as she grapples with her history and forgiveness.

Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear

Halmey Dz and Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, piloting their space ship looking for relics of lost vessels. But then they make a shocking discovery about an alien species that was long thought dead.

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

When motherhood looms, Azalea “Knot” Centre realizes that her carefree freedom has come at a high price. Low on money and ostracized by her parents, Knot turns to her neighbor Otis Lee in search of some semblance of family and home.


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jul 21

Book Notes 7/20/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 21, 2020 at 2:30 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

7/20/2020


This is an e-book and can be checked out through our Overdrive catalog.


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Nella’s world changes when her husband presents her with a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.


The next three books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service.


The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to help women in need; the other determined to grasp power for themselves.

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Inside a stone-faced Georgian townhouse in Wigtown, Scotland—jammed with more than 100,000 books and a portly shop cat—Shaun manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland’s largest used bookshop.

Faster by Neal Bascomb

How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best; As Nazi Germany launched its campaign, three misfits banded together to challenge Hitler’s dominance at the apex of motorsport: the Grand Prix. Their quest for redemption culminated a remarkable race—one that Hitler even attempted to completely erase from history.


If you need help accessing any of these titles or help with front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jul 03

Graphic Novels on Overdrive by Genesis Gaule

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 3, 2020 at 2:12 PM by Genesis Gaule

If you are a fan of graphic novels and comic books, here are three great selections available on Overdrive you can read right now on your tablet or web browser!


Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Becoming your most unattractive self when you hit adolescence is like a rite of passage, but what if you added dental trauma on top of it? Smile recounts Telgemeier's dental nightmares and social struggles she endured between the sixth and ninth grades. Even readers who weren't/aren’t forced to wear braces will identify with the author's troubles with friends, feelings for the boy who ignores her, and difficulties figuring out just who she is.

Suggested Age: 10 and up (dental trauma, surgery/blood, puberty, bullying)

smile comic panel

The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series, Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the ancient house holds a dangerous magic amulet and a portal to a strange world filled with creepy man-eating monsters, sentient robots, and talking animals. Their way home blocked and their mother's life on the line, what is Emily willing to risk to save the people she loves?

Suggested Age: 10 and up (creepy imagery, death, life-and-death action)

It's not the stone I'm after, it's you

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, George Takei was a four-year-old boy and one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government in American concentration camps during World War II. Takei recounts his child-like innocence of the horrific events as well as the political climate and his parents recounted stories; beautifully highlighted by Harmony Becker's black and white illustrations.

Suggested Age: 15 and up (war, dehumanization, racial violence, politics, grief and loss)

I saw people crying and couldn't understand why. Daddy said we were going on vacation.

Be sure to check out our Overdrive catalog for more great graphic novels and comic books!