The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee

The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee

This is a story of 1890’s Atlanta, with a Chinese-American heroine. The book opens with Jo being fired for being too opinionated so you know you have a pungent hero. Jo later works as a ladies maid by day and, by night, she’s an advice columnist who grows to engage all of Atlanta with her […]


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

Dejah and Josiah have been working together at the pumpkin patch for 4 years. They’re ‘seasonal best friends,’ but as their final season working at the patch comes to a close and they both head off to college next year, what looms ahead for their friendship? Will they simply part ways like they have every […]


More to the Story

More to the Story

A terrific update of Little Women by a Pakistani American, More to the Story is about Jameela Mirza or just Jam (Jo March) who lives in Atlanta and writes for her middle school newspaper and her relationships with her mom, dad, 3 sisters, and one handsome family friend. Be part of a warm loving Muslim […]


Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie is the heartbreaking story of one girl’s experience of World War I. It is told from a 5 year old’s point of view and it was originally a short story, now expanded to a very short novel by brilliant illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. But don’t be fooled. Although the text is short & simple […]


A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

So devastating and yet so gorgeous.  This book takes a unique approach to the story of Japanese Internment. The story opens when the World War II is over. Hanako’s parents have agreed to renounce their US Citizenship and  move to Japan to live with her grandparents. Jiichan (grandfather) and Baachan (grandmother) are tenant subsistence farmers […]


The Girl in Red

The Girl in Red

Intense, violent, dystopian thriller about — Little Red Riding Hood? Actually, Red is a survivor of a shocking new pandemic and she’s avoiding being picked up for quarantine by the police by cutting through the woods to yes, her grandma’s cabin. But there are others out looking to exploit the crisis for their own ends…does […]


Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The prestigious Ellingham Academy only accepts the best. You don’t just have to be bright; you have be exceptional. The school was created by Albert Ellingham in his remote Vermont mansion. He strongly believed that learning should be a game and developed a school that reflected his beliefs. Tragedy struck in the early days of […]


The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

Terrific Middle Grade debut about a young girl growing up in 1970’s Tennessee who wonders if everyone tells lies all the time. “I just never realized, even when i was bobbing like a cork in an ocean of falsehoods.” Lyndie is living with some hard realities: her dad went to Vietnam and never fully recovered. […]


Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir & Sarah Andersen

Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir & Sarah Andersen

What an absolute treat! This unlikely pair of Andy Weir (The Martian) and Sarah Andersen – better known for her often viral Sarah Scribbles comics – creates a fun and beautiful romp through all of your favorite childhood books. Wendy Darling, Alice Liddell, and Dorothy Gale have all experienced madcap adventures in fantastical lands throughout […]


Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Neil Gaiman wrote the scary parts and Terry Pratchett wrote the funny bits but the scary parts are funny and the funny bits are a little scary. Armageddon has arrived and it’s up to Crowley, a demon who has a particular fondness for the world, and Aziraphale, an angel who wants everyone to be nice, […]