SCHOOL LIBRARY NEWS
Author of the Month
Angie Thomas exploded onto the New York Times bestseller chart with her debut The Hate U Give, a novel which explored the Black Lives Matter movement through a fictional account of an unarmed Black man killed at the hands of police, echoing all too clearly the myriad real-life inspirations behind the story. The book has been on the NYT bestseller list for over 180 weeks now, and as more and more people make efforts to educate themselves about systemic racism, only continues to help readers understand and build empathy for the countless Black people killed as a result of police brutality.
Her latest novel takes a deeper look at the societal injustices that can set the system against young Black men from the beginning, leaving them little alternative but to get caught in the cycle of crime to survive.
Book of the Month
The Hate you Give
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines
Our e-book, e-audio and e-magazine service has changed! We’ve moving to Libby! Find out how to get started with Libby below.
The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library!
- Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device. Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.
- In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.
- Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.
- Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.
- From your Loans, you can: Tap Read With… to choose whether you’d like to open a book in Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or Libby. Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.
Need more info? Watch our video below.
For more help with Libby, visit help.libbyapp.com