January 2018

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: January

Adult Title

Same Kind of Different As Me

Place a hold on our January selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
“The New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me describes the true story of how co-author Denver Moore, a man held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s, suffered homelessness for an additional 18 years before the wife of co-author Ron Hall, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened to save Moore’s life.”

Teen Title

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
“In a world as convincing as Narnia, Earthsea, and Redwall, a half-wild, half-civilized girl named Lyra Belacqua lives a carefree life among the scholars of Jordan College until her life is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. ”

Children’s Title


Ghost by Jason Reynolds
“Castle “Ghost” Cranshaw has been running for three years, ever since the night his father shot a gun at him and his mother. When he gets recruited by a local track coach for a championship team, they strike a deal: if Ghost can stop getting into fights at school, he can run for the Defenders, but one altercation and he’s gone. Despite Ghost's best intentions, everyone always has something to say about his raggedy shoes, homemade haircut, ratty clothes, or his neighborhood, and he doesn’t last 24 hours without a brawl. Will Coach and his mom give him another chance to be part of something bigger than himself, or is he simply destined to explode? ”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!