It's a busy time of year. So keep it short and sweet. This month we challenge you to read a book with fewer than 200 pages. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Snuggle up with these holiday romances and mysteries.
During World War II, women were recruited by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), the American Office of Strategic Services, and the French Resistance to serve as spies, couriers, radio operators, and resistance fighters. Their stories are told in this selection of fiction and nonfiction. Curated by Carrie Goodall.
Delve into the magical world of carnivals and circuses and feel that child-like wonder of the strange and unusual once again. Curated by Tabor Millien.
These kids have skills, moxie, and, sometimes, superpowers. Check out these stories of outstanding young people doing their thing. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Read a book created by two or more authors and/or illustrators. Writing is often seen as a solitary activity; but sometimes a partnership between authors or illustrators can spark a different kind of creativity. This month, we challenge you to read a book that was created by two or more people. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Read a book with no people on the cover. Are you tired of seeing unrealistically beautiful people on the covers of your books? If so, this is the challenge for you! This month we challenge you to read a book with no people on the cover. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Have you made your reading resolution yet? Ascension Parish Library is here to help with the Read 2021 Challenge. This year-long reading challenge is an opportunity to move beyond the authors, genres, and formats you typically read, get outside of your comfort zone, and have fun with your reading list. We have selected 24 book prompts for the year and will reveal two prompts each month. You can participate by reading a book from one or both of the categories each month. Will you accept the challenge?
Writers of horror novels know well that casting children as the antagonist will always send a shiver up the spines of readers because it seems so unnatural. Some of the most chilling stories are the ones that showcase the possibility of sociopathic or abusive children and teens. These cautionary tales are sure to make you shiver. Curated by Tabor Millien.
This post provides suggested reading, online resources, and suggested watching and listening for all those affected by suicide, depression, and suicidal ideation.