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March 2018
"Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped win the Space Race"
By Margot Lee Shetterly
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Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

The women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

February 2018
"Me Before You"
By Jojo Moyes

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ABOUT THE BOOK

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

January 2018
"March: Book One"
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Illustrator)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In 2013, comics publisher Top Shelf Productions released March: Book One, the first installment of a three-volume graphic-novel memoir by civil rights hero and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Co-written with Andrew Aydin, who also works in Lewis’ congressional office, and drawn by Nate Powell (BFA 2000 Cartooning), a graphic novelist and illustrator, March is both a work of history and inspirational text, dedicated to “the past and future children of the movement.”

The idea for the project, Lewis says, came from his memories of Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, the 1957 comic book about the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott; the publication became a tool for teaching nonviolent activism to Lewis' generation. A New York Times #1 bestseller, March has received universal acclaim and numerous honors.

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2017

November 2017
"The Trial"
By Franz Kafka
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October 2017
"X: A Novel"
By Ilyasah Shabaz and Kekla Magoon

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September 2017
"On Golden Pond"
By Ernest Thompson

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March 2017
"When Breath Becomes Air"
By Paul Kalanithi

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February 2017
"Paper Towns"
By John Green

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January 2017
"Between the World and Me"
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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2016

November 2016
"Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China"
By Eddie Huang

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October 2016
"On The Road"
By Jack Kerouac

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September 2016
"Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker"
By Lucille Fletcher

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March 2016
"South of Superior"
By Ellen Airgood

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February 2016
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
By Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being a Wallflower


January 2016
"Our Town: A Play in Three Acts"
By Thornton Wilder

Our Town - Play in Three Parts

2015

November 2015
"Station Eleven"
by Emily St. John Mandel

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October 2015
"Frankenstein"
By Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

September 2015
"Burying the Typewriter: A Memoir"
by Carmen Bugan

Burying the Typewriter

March 2015
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban"
by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

I Am Malala

February 2015
"The Fault in Our Stars"
By John Green

Fault in Our Stars

January 2015
"A View From the Bridge"
By Arthur Miller

View from the bidge

2014

November 2014
"A Thousand Letters Home"
by Teresa K. Irish
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October 2014
"The Sorrows of the Young Werther"
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sorrows of the Young Werther

September 2014
"Chicken With Plums"
by Marjane Satrapi

Chicken with Plums

March 2014
"Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption"
by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo

Picking Cotton

February 2014
"The Great Gatsby"
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

January 2014
"Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret"
by Steve Luxenberg

Annie's Ghosts

2013

November 2013
"Black Rain"
by Rajah E. Smart

Black Rain

October 2013
"Train Dreams: A Novella"
by Denis Johnson

Train Dreams

September 2013
"All My Sons"
By Arthur Miller

All My Sons Flyer

March 2013
"We Need to Talk About Kevin"
by Lionel Shriver  

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February 2013
"Breakfast At Tiffany's"
by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffanys

January 2013
"A Doll's House"
by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House

2012

November 2012
"Losing Alicia: A Father's Journey After 9/11"
by John L. Titus

Losing Alicia

October 2012
"The Crying of Lot 49"
by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49

September 2012
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

March 2012
"The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade"
by Thomas Lynch

The Undertaking

February 2012
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan"
by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

January 2012
"Fahrenheit 451"
by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

2011

November 2011
"The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic"
by Melanie McGrath

The Long Exile

October 2011
"Gospel of a Cab Driver"
by Roger M. Ajluni

Gospel of a Cab Driver

September 2011
"The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness"
by Epictetus

The Art of Living

March 2011
"Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes"
by Alison Swan (Editor)

Fresh Water

January 2011
"Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History"
by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Inheriting the Trade

2010

November 2010
"Enemies, A Love Story"
by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Enemies

October 2010
"The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)"
by Mark Bauerlein

The Dumbest Generation

September 2010
"Finding Nouf"
by Zoe Ferraris
Finding Nouf

March 2010
"Motown Burning"
by John Jeffire

Motown Burning

February 2010
"1984"
by George Orwell

1984

January 2010
"Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant"
by Daniel Tammet

Born on a Blue Day

2009

November 2009
"Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School At a Time"
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Three Cups of Tea

October 2009
"The Repatriate: Love, Basketball, and the KGB"
by Tom Mooradian

The Repatriate

September 2009
"The Glass Castle: A Memoir"
by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

April 2009
"The Last Lecture"
by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

The Last Lecture

March 2009
"Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel"
by Reyna Grande

Across a Hundred Mountains

February 2009
"Siddhartha"
by Hermann Hesse  

Siddhartha

January 2009
"Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood"
by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis