Pre-K - 1st grade Book of the Month
Balloons over Broadway: the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
Everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving Day is getting to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Young and old are always excited to see what new giant balloons will make their appearance in the parade. Tony Sarg is the great puppeteer behind the magic of the parade. This book tells his story, his dedication, creativity and the trademark of the Macy’s Parade.
2nd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Fly High: the story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden
Young Bessie Coleman wanted to be in school- not cotton farming to help her family raise money. She wanted to be someone in this world. She did everything she could to learn, even under the most difficult circumstances. Her hard work and dedication paid off as she became the first African-American to earn a pilot's license.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Through vivid poems, Jacqueline Woodson shares her childhood and what it was like growing up as an African-American in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She talks about living with the remnants of the Jim Crow laws and her awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Each poem is charged with emotions, and you are bound to be inspired.
9th grade - Adult Book of the Month
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Louis Zamperini went from delinquent to olympic runner. But when World War II started, the athlete became an airman. In 1943, when his bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, he survived, adrift at sea in a life raft. What lay ahead for Zamperini was unimaginable. Driven to the limit of endurance, his fate would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. This book is now a major motion picture!