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Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell. New York : Tor, 2022.

Romantic fantasy novels provided a gateway back into reading for many adults during the pandemic.  Can romantic science fiction novels persuade reluctant readers to dip their toes into a genre that is often seen as obscure and complex?  Give this approach a try with …

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

“Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love” by Dani Shapiro. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2019, 250 pages, $24.95, Kindle $12.

Dani Shapiro is a middle-aged professional writer with a slight interest in genealogy when she submits a DNA test kit for laboratory testing in 2016. As an Orthodox Jew, she’s not …

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2022].
The middle book(s) in a series always feel a bit like a letdown. You know you’re not going to get resolution and answers to all of your questions, and it is easy for the story to get swamped down in details …

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds Graphic of young woman with brown skin and dark brown curly hair, staring straight ahead, wearing a white shirt, with sunflowers along the bottom edge of the book.

“We Deserve Monuments” by Jas Hammonds. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2022, 384 pages.

Content warning: grief, cancer, death, homophobia and racism

“We Deserve Monuments” is an incredible story of how prejudice affects three generations of women – Letty, the grandmother, Zora, the mother, and Avery, the daughter.

Avery is a high school senior …

“The Last White Rose:  A Novel of Elizabeth of York” by Alison Weir.  New York:  Ballantine Books, 2022, 526 pages

Fifteenth century England was dominated by the War of the Roses—a military and political power struggle between the British noble houses of York (symbolized by the white rose) and Lancaster (symbolized by the …

When looking for family read-a-louds with the best illustrations to captivate the imaginations, we often first think of fiction.  That does not mean, however, that they are not just as many stories of friendship, magic, humor, and wonder about the world around us.  Whether you are looking for facts or an inspiring …

Atomic Habits by James Clear

“Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear. Avery, 2018. (320 pages, $27).

James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic …

May Memorial Children's Library Assistant Giselle

Congratulations to Giselle Aldridge as the new Children’s Assistant at the May Memorial Library. We are excited to have her join our team and can’t wait to see what she’ll do!

How long have you worked with the County?About 2 months now.

Where are you from originally?Right around the corner in Greensboro!

What are you …