A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Three sisters and a difficult father must reconcile loyalty with self-worth, in Smiley’s King Lear-inspired study of what it means to belong to a family, a club one does not join intentionally. Check it out!
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth Lewis’s life on the reservation is hard but when a new boy arrives at the local Air Force base Lewis finds an unlikely friend. Is their friendship strong enough to survive a vicious bully? Check it out!
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Though the cruelty of others pulls them apart, Poornima and Savitha strive to overcome poverty and distance in this powerful ode to love’s indissoluble bond. Check it out!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Kate’s place in the community is tested when she decides to become the first girl to run the Scorpio Races, an annual race of fantastical, carnivorous water horses. Check it Out!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Thrust into an unknown place and time, Claire Randall navigates conflict in the Scottish Highlands with fierce strength, even as she worries about her husband back in her own time. Check it Out!
This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel The brave, warmhearted story of an unconventional family making its way demonstrates an essential truth: that life is both exactly what you think, and everything you never expected. Check it out!
There There by Tommy Orange Exploring the lived experience of Urban Indians, twelve people head to the Big Oakland Powwow, trailing personal baggage and fueled by hope they will find a sense of belonging there. Check it out!
March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell Senator John Lewis, an architect of the Civil Rights Movement, begins his compelling life story in the first of his award-winning graphic autobiography series. Check it out!