Not all schools offer the same experience. Some schools have strange occurrences on campus. Enroll at one of these academies, if you dare. Curated by Samantha Matherne
Novels in Verse
April is National Poetry Month. Enjoy these titles written in verse. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Are you tired of this world and all the chaos of today? Do you want an escape from our 21st century Earth? Look no further than these books set in space, on other planets, or Earth in the future. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Empowering Memoirs Written by Women
From mathematician, political scientist, and businesswoman to more creative careers like writer, actor, country singer, and chef, these women have a lot to say. We invite you to read their empowering stories. Curated by Bonita Bignar.
Fitting In: Middle Grade Novels on Belonging
Sometimes when we enter new environments, we feel out of place. These middle grade novels explore the themes of fitting in and belonging from a tween perspective. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Are You Listening? Books that Feature Podcasts
Mobile phones with Bluetooth speakers and headphones make listening to podcasts more convenient than ever before. Whether you would like to be immersed in a story that features a podcast or create your own, enjoy one of these books that includes a podcast. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. This list includes just some of the titles that have been challenged or banned in schools and libraries across America over the years.
Louisiana and Local History
Whether you're a native of the Bayou State or a newcomer, enjoy some history with local flavor. Topics include utterly strange stories, leprosy, the Civil War, politics, life in Gonzales and along the Lower Mississippi River, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Books Set at the Beach
Escape from everyday life with a book beach trip! Imagine your toes in the sand while you escape into these mysteries and romances. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Aquatic Adventures for Teens
Ride the waves through space and time with mermaids, sirens, pirates, old gods, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.