Multcolib Books 2 U Picks: Fun & Sophisticated for High School

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Daughter of Smoke & Bone By Taylor, Laini (Book - 2011 ) y TAYLOR 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:An amazing blend of Islamic and Christian legends, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a truly unique alternate universe. I've never read any Sci-Fi quite like it. Universal acquired the rights to it last year and Internet Movie Database lists the project as "in development."

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife By Roach, Mary (Book - 2005 ) 129 R628s 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Author and avowed atheist, Mary Roach investigates the concept of the afterlife according to various belief systems. Excellent for its use of language. See other titles by Mary Roach.

Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon By Morrison, Toni (Book - 1995 ) FICTION MORRISON 1995 Available in some locations

Annotation:I couldn't not include this title! Milkman Dead finds the part of his family from which his father is estranged and becomes entranced. Adult.

Gang Leader for A Day
Gang Leader for A Day A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets By Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi (Book - 2008 ) 364.1066 V461g 2008

Annotation:Ventakesh conducts a survey at the Robert Taylor Homes public housing projects in Chicago, is held at gun point over night and becomes friends with the leader of a notorious gang. Nice vocabulary! Adult.

The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore One Name, Two Fates By Moore, Wes (Book - 2010 ) B-M8251o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Everybody Reads book of 2011, The Other Wes Moore tells story of a Black man named Wes Moore who discovers that there is another Black man who shares his name, city of birth and age. This "other" Wes Moore is in prison for murder. The book explores the similarities and the divergence of both lives.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children By Riggs, Ransom (Book - 2011 ) y RIGGS 2011 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 25 on 23 copies

Annotation: I fell in love with it from the first page. The language is beautiful. Jacob discovers too late that his grandfather's stories were not just stories.

Akata Witch
Akata Witch By Okorafor, Nnedi (Book - 2011 ) y OKORAFORM 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation: Sunny discovers that she is one of the leopard people and is therefore possessed of powers beyond those of ordinary people. A kind of fanciful African version of the popular Harry Potter series.

Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart By Achebe, Chinua (Book - 1992 ) FICTION ACHEBE Available in some locations

Annotation: The modern classic of African literature, Things Fall Apart examines colonialism in modern Nigeria.

The Pox Party
The Pox Party By Anderson, M. T. (Book - 2006 ) y ANDERSON Available in some locations

Annotation:An African-American boy living in the 1700s grows up as part of an experiment designed to gauge whether or Africans have the same mental capacities as Europeans. The best American "children's" book since Huck Finn.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave By Douglass, Frederick (Book - 1986 ) B-D737n 1986 Available in some locations

Annotation:The American classic, Narrative of the Life of FD is a first hand account of American chattel slavery.

The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior Memoirs of A Girlhood Among Ghosts By Kingston, Maxine Hong (Book - 1989 ) B-K553w Available in some locations

Annotation:A classic of Feminist literature, The Woman Warrior tells the story of the story of the author's upbringing in the US. Includes also her fanciful recreation of the story of Mulan. Classified: Creative non-fiction!

Dawn By Butler, Octavia E. (Book - 1997 ) SF BUTLER 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Post-apocalyptic earth struggles to gain the upper hand after an alien race shows up and starts helping to "fix" humanity. Adult.

The Wee Free Men
The Wee Free Men The Beginning By Pratchett, Terry (Book - 2011 ) y PRATCHETT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation: A young witch discovers her place in the world and begins trying to keep order on her tiny part of it. A great and hilarious critique of human behavior

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