New books are being added to the library all the time to provide fun reading and up to date information. Here are a few recently added titles.
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey
Lewis Dearborn’s family inherits a seaside mansion. He is delighted until he discovers that his bedroom is occupied by the ghosts of seven dead pirates. The ghosts expect him to help them re-take their ship, now restored and on display in a local museum, so that they can sail to Libertalia, a legendary pirate utopia.
Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz and Obasan by Joy Kogawa
These are two historical novels dealing with the treatment of Japanese people in Canada during World War II. In Heart of a Champion, baseball is central to surviving the hardship (younger readers). Obasan, intended for older readers, examines the hardships of one family and the multigenerational impact.
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis and The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Both of these novels explore alternative history ideas of fascism in America. Lewis’s novel was published in 1935, prior to World War II,
and Roth’s novel was published in 2004. In It Can’t Happen Here Buzz Windrip defeats F.D. Roosevelt to become president using fear tactics, promising economic and social reforms and promoting patriotism. The Plot Against America has a similar plot in which Charles Lindbergh defeats F.D. Roosevelt leading to an isolationist and anti-semitic government.
How to Babysit a Leopard by Ted & Betsy Lewin.
World traveling authors/illustrators, Ted & Betsy, entertain you with stories of their travel experiences.
Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company by Jeffrey Rothfeder
What drives the company that keeps creating and improving award winning and bestselling models? According to Jeffrey Rothfeder, what truly distinguishes Honda from its competitors is a deep commitment to a set of unorthodox management tenets.
Two New Collections in the Library: Spanish and Korean
In addition to English and Chinese books, we have begun adding books in Spanish and Korean languages. The Spanish books will be available to support students in Spanish courses who are learning the language. Korean books are available for any students who are fluent in Korean and wish to read fiction or non-fiction in their home language.