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Best eAudiobooks 2017
THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US
By Annie Barrows
[Recommended by Michele Ringer-Weil] From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what’s right.
By Yaa Gyasi
[Recommended by Anne Calhoun] Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.
SMALL GREAT THINGS
By Jodi Picoult
[Recommended by Lynn Scott] In Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.
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Best Graphic Novels 2017
THE UNWORTHY THOR
By Jason Aaron
[Recommended by Will Robinson] Unfit to lift his hammer, with another now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson’s desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos – where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir!
KINDRED: A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTION
By Octavia Butler
[Recommended by Liz Bosarge] Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.
By Nidhi Chanani
[Recommended by Paolo Jasa] Pashmina tells the story of an Indian-American girl who struggles to fit in at high school, then discovers more about her family’s history with the help of her mother’s magical pashmina.
By Haruichi Furudate
[Recommended by Theresa Stanton] After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!
POE: STORIES AND POEMS: A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTION
By Gareth Hinds
[Recommended by Deborah Taylor] In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format.
By Marjorie Liu
[Recommended by Lydia Wilde] Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.
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It’s Day 2 of Pratt Staff picking the best book of 2017. Click on the cover to reserve your copy.
Today we look at….
Best Nonfiction 2017
SOVIET DAUGHTER: A GRAPHIC REVOLUTION
By Julia Alekseyeva
[Recommended by Tom Warner] Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and her impact on her American great granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tumultuous times.
THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP
By Marie Kondo
[Recommended by Chelsea Shockley] This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE
By Margot Lee Shetterly
[Recommended by Jeanne Lauber] The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.
By August Wilson
[Recommended by Linda Owens] Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be – to survive. For Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s… a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can…a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less…
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