November 2019

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

Adult Title

A Place for Us

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

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
“As an Indian wedding brings a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. Their estranged son, Amar, returns for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture?”

Teen Title

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
“There are three rules in the neighborhood: Don't cry ; Don't snitch ; Get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.”

Children’s Title

Front Desk

Front Desk by Kelly Yang
“ Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?”

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