January 27, 2021

News from the Library: Have you checked out Sora lately? Over 200 titles were recently added. Each week we will be shining a spotlight on a selection of books that we think you might enjoy. This week's top picks are contenders for awards this season including the prestigious Newbery Medal. Award winning books are being announced at the Youth Media Awards today! From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks - This captivating story is one full of heart as one courageious girl questions assumptions, searches for truth, and does what she believes is right -- even in the face of opposition. We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly - Readers are transported back in time to 1986 and are introduced to the unforgettable Cash, Pitch, and Bird Thomas in this compelling novel about family, friendship, science, and exploration. These 3 siblings each struggle with their own anxieties as the country expectantly awaits the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros - This is an unforgettable story about 7th grader, Efren Nava, who must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, while his father works two jobs after his mother has been deported to Mexico. This moving story will open both your heart and your mind. And...HOT OFF THE PRESS...these new releases from your favorite series will keep you turning the pages...The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan -- Book 5 in the Trials of Apollo series; Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia -- Book 2 in the Tristan Strong series; Logan Likes Mary Anne by Gale Galligan -- Book 8 in the Baby-sitters Club series. You can find these AND MORE on SORA!! Tune in next week for more great book recommendations!