April 10, 2017 | Michelle
It's here---National Library Week! Every year, there is a special week in April to celebrate our favorite place in the whole, wide world--Libraries. This year it is April 9 to 15 and it is a wonderful week that has been celebrated since the mid-fifties. For more information on how this week of awesome came about, check out the information provided by the American Library Association (ALA) http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/factsheets/nationallibraryweek. Be sure to stop in and visit the Canton Public Library and thank a Library worker, check out a book, or enjoy one of the many free programs we have available. :) In fact, here are some great new books that can't wait to come home with you!
Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s county prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates, including one who makes a staggering sacrifice..
"A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight"--.
"A child wishes for a unicorn without knowing how unruly they are as pets"--.
After gifting a pair of stinky socks as a prank to his friend Pig, Fox finds out that some tricks do not work out exactly as planned.
"Climate Migrants explores the migration of peoples throughout the world in response to the effects of climate change, including droughts, desertification, rising sea level, melting permafrost, and severe storms. The book showcases people and communities that have already relocated because of climate change, and the challenges they faced before, during, and after relocation. The book investigates the cultural, environmental, political, and economic impacts of ecomigration and how they could play out in the next century."--.
Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.
Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.
A boy who lives alone with his cat in a deserted city and a man who lives alone with a seagull on a deserted island are separated by time and space and bridged by a message in a bottle, in a story without words that invites different interpretations.
Looks at the problem of gender discrimination in the gaming community and industry, proposing possible solutions to the inequality.
When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.
Liz returns from war in Iraq and has a hard time readjusting to life in her small town, finding herself feeling alone and falling into a downward spiral of flashbacks and alcohol until her boyfriend almost hits a stray dog with his car and things change.
"An enchanting, suspenseful novel of love, art, music, and family secrets set among the Russian émigré community of Paris in 1937 Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in Jazz Age Paris, home to her long-estranged bohemian grandmother. But just as Evie arrives, her grandmother becomes very ill. Before she dies, she compels Evie to carry out her final wish: find a man from her past known only as Zhenya. The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris. With the world on the brink of war, she becomes embroiled in murder plots, conspiracies, and illicit love affairs as White Russian faces Red Russian, and nothing is as it seems. When Evie meets Jean, a liberal Russian refugee connected to her grandmother's circle, she thinks she has finally found the passion and excitement she's yearned for all her life. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya or to uncovering the heartbreak of her grandmother's past?"--.