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Sep 08

Book Notes 9/7/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 8, 2020 at 2:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

9/7/2020


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.


All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Intimacy has always eluded Maggie, until Lucia came into her life. But then Maggie’s mom dies in a car crash, and her family discovers five sealed envelopes with her will, each addressed to a man Maggie’s never heard of.

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

The 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers.

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Aminatou and Ann tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship—which they define as a bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts—in this honest and hilarious book.

The New One by Mike Birbiglia

Painfully true stories from a reluctant dad // After sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child, Mike’s and his wife’s stories evolved into a Broadway show. After seeing how it resonated with others, Mike dug deeper and created this book.


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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Aug 19

Book Notes 8/17/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 19, 2020 at 1:12 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

8/17/2020


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.


How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

This is the stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the south as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, his country, and his own hopes and fears.

Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish by Peter Yawitz

Yawitz offers advice for people starting out in their careers to learn how to be more than just professionsal-ish with tips that can be immediately implemented to help people adapt to their workplace culture.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

After a video of former rugby player Zafir rescuing PhD student Danika goes viral with everyone shipping #DrRugbae, Dani agrees to fake date Zaf to give his children’s charity some publicity. But Dani’s determined to not get involved romantically and Zaf is determined to corrupt her stone-cold realism.

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Rose Gold believed she was seriously ill until she was eighteen. Turns out her mom Patty was just a really good liar. Everyone is shocked when Rose Gold takes her mother in after Patty’s time in prison, but Rose Gold knows her mother always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, her daughter is no longer her weak little darling.

Also availabe in e-audiobook


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 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!