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The Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliFor over four hundred years, The Prince has been the basic handbook of politics, statesmanship, and power. Written by the most successful statesman of his time, this fascinating document remains as pertinent today as when it first appeared. The result is a highly readable, witty-and devilishly shrewd-formula that has long been required reading for everyone interested in politics and power.
"Books that will confuse and intrigue you."
Candide by Voltaire
Publication Date: 2018-06-15
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Constance Garnett (Translator)
Publication Date: 2001-08-22
1984 by George Orwell; Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
Publication Date: 1950-07-01
"Choose your adventures carefully."
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Call Number: FIC RIO
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Publication Date: 2014-04-29
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner; L. Kate Deal (Illustrator)
" The best kind of reading includes many types of books and genres."
KJV Standard Size Thumb Index Edition
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
Power by D.M. Miller
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Publication Date: 2014-11-29
Night by Elie WieselA New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
" Books my mother read to me."
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White; Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2005-04-07
"Women in Literature"
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
The World Will Follow Joy by Alice Walker
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Publication Date: 2005-08-02
" Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Small Great Things by Jodi PicoultWith richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. "[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book."--Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things "Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice."--The Washington Post "A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down."--San Francisco Book Review "A gripping courtroom drama . . . Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile. . . . This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out."--Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review "I couldn't put it down. Her best yet!"--New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman "A compelling, can't-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist."--Good Housekeeping "It's Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice."--Redbook "Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs."--Popsugar
"Finding contentment within your given circumstances."
#1 Wonder by R. J. Palacio" I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse." August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face
Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Illustrator)
"You won't sleep tonight."
The Girl with All the GiftsMelanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Publication Date: 1988-07-15
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Call Number: SC OBR
Publication Date: 1990-03-01
Related short stories with recurring characters and an interwoven plot and theme as told by a foot soldier recreating his Vietnam War experience.
The Bean Trees by Barbara KingsolverClear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.
Publication Date: 1989-02-15
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Publication Date: 2019-12-10
"These books are interesting and somewhat mysterious. They will hold your attention until the very last page."