Staff Picks: January 2019

The hate u give [audiobook]

The hate u give [audiobook] Book Cover

This book is a powerful piece of literature that explores a life of a 16 year old black girl, Starr Carter, who becomes an activist after witnessing a police shooting of one of her best friends from childhood. The narrator of this book is outstanding. I couldn’t stop listening!


Cantinflas Book Cover

This movie tells the story of Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. His movies are comedy classics and beloved throughout all of Latin America. It begins with his origins as a vaudeville performer in the Mexican countryside, to his success in Mexican Cinema and ultimately in Hollywood. If you're a fan of classic cinema, you'll enjoy this movie.

A man called Ove : a novel

A man called Ove : a novel Book Cover

This novel, by Swedish writer, blogger and columnist Fredrik Backman, tells a heartwarming and comical story of love, loss and how a neighborhood transforms a lonely curmudgeon's life into one worth living! The love and bonds that develop between all the diverse and quirky neighbors is refreshing and will have you laughing and crying out loud! Be prepared to fall in love with Ove!

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Cover

This childhood classic tells the story of Karana, a young indigenous woman who survived alone on and island off the California coast for 18 years. Her courageous spirit and will to survive is something that sticks with readers long after they've finished the novel.