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Staff Picks: "Prince Albert" & "The Spice King"

A German prince who influenced his adopted nation. A junior botanist is asked to spy. Here are two well-written titles, non-fiction and fiction, I enjoyed reading this month. Copies of the books are available to check out from the library system.

Pride and Prejudice

Modern Takes on Pride and Prejudice

The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice is: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” The works of Jane Austen are as popular as ever, and in the past few years many new adaptations of Pride and Prejudice have been released.

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New American Biographies

Authors with an eye for history and society

The field of memoir exploded over the last few decades and from that fray voices can get lost in the din.  Here are a few from our collection that stand out, each in their own way.  Find out what is happening in other people’s lives, and gain a better understanding of our collective history and shared destiny. Lowest White Boy by Greg Bottoms

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Book bundles for Hispanic Heritage Month

Small collections of children's books that celebrate Hispanic culture!

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and our Children's librarians have curated book bundles with contents in either English, Spanish, or bilingual for all our users to discover and enjoy Hispanic culture and authors.  Each bundle includes 5-7 fiction and non-fiction titles, picture books and audiobooks. Have questions or additional requests? Talk to the children's librarian!

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Downton Abbey on Screen

The popular British TV drama series "Downton Abbey" will be on the movie screens this month!

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Oldies and Goodies

Short Story Collections by Men Writers

Get ready for some time travel and teleportation. As a follow-up to “Short and Spicy: Short Story Collections by Women Writers,” this list features short story collections by men. The first books in this list bring us back to early twentieth century America while the later suggestions immerse us in more modern times and international perspectives.  

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Literary Coming of Age Fiction

Literature often isn't about an event happening; often the best stories are about small events and how they change someone. One of my favorite types of story is one where the narrator grows up and into themselves. Adolescence is a time of so much growth, development, and change that is ripe with narrative power. Here are some of my favorite coming of age stories:  

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My Introduction to Graphic Novels

Shamefully, I have to admit that I read my first graphic novel two months ago. I wrote them off as childish and because of my ignorance I have missed out on great books over the years. As with most of the books I read, I look for characters that I see myself in: characters that are beautiful, smart, responsible and passionate about the world around them. What makes it extra special for me is finding these qualities in Black people across the African diaspora. Surprisingly, finding graphic novels with such specific criteria was not hard to find in our catalog.  

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When You've Read All the Raina Telgemeier... (Part 2)

...try some of these.

I didn't want to overwhelm you with too many titles in my first Raina readalikes post, but boy do I have more. If you love Raina Telgemeier's books so much that the only ones you haven't read are the ones she hasn't published yet, there are so many other books you can enjoy in the meantime!

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