Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney
The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly
Check out the short stories that were submitted as part of the Teen Creative Writing Series this summer. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Irresistible Jeopardy by Akshay J.
Four friends discover their own special powers after an explosion in a local mall.
Meteor National Park by Saarah A.
A photographer becomes part of an unsolved mystery while visiting a national park.
The Day I Joined the Lab by Ashish P.
Two freshman students learn the benefits of a college education while working in a science lab.
The Earthquake by Sofia A.
After surviving an earthquake, a family learns what is truly important in life.
The Hipperdoodles by Anurag B.
A humorous look at how aliens discover the Earth and human kindness.
The Not So Sane Chronicles by Chirag B.
From his vantage point in a mental hospital, a patient with multiple personalities makes plans to rescue Earth from the hands of the so-called sane people who are destroying it.
This legal holiday is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of every September. The first Labor Day celebration dates back to a parade in New York on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. More than half the states were celebrating Labor Day by 1893, but it wasn't made a national holiday until June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.
Historical encyclopedia of American labor by edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan
Labor conflict in the United States: an encyclopedia by edited by Ronald L. Filippelli — editorial assistant, Carol Reilly
US Labor History
Bread--and roses: the struggle of American labor, 1865- 1915 by Milton Meltzer — illustrated with contemporary prints & photographs — Using diaries, newspaper reports and other source material, the author shows the industrialization of America and the workers' struggle for higher working standards.
Child labor: an American history by Hugh D. Hindman — This book considers the issue of child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical perspective — as it was found in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills and sweatshops, in the early 1900s.
Joust by Mercedes Lackey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Acacia: a novel by David Anthony Durham
A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin
A stillness heard round the world: the end of the Great War, November 1918 by Stanley Weintraub
The great war and the shaping of the 20th century by Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett
Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan
With our backs to the wall: victory and defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson
The whip: a novel by Karen Kondazian — Based on the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer of her daughter.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.