While most titles the Library purchases relate directly to coursework, librarians also curate a small fiction collection for both academic work and leisure reading. Librarian Lori DeBie recently added several literary fiction titles that you won’t want to miss.
These eBook formatted titles reflect the work of a diverse group of award-winning authors, including Jim Shepard, James McBride, Valeria Luiselli, Jhumpa Lahiri, Hasan Namir, Junot Diaz, and Ta-Hanesi Coates. Their creds span the National Book Award, Pulitzer Award, the Edgar, Lamda Literary Award, New York Times Bestseller, Amazon Best Books, Oprah’s Book Club, and more.
Take a look at the Fiction carousel of titles on the eBooks Subject Guide. Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number. Read them online, or, download them to your device.
Some folks wonder “who uses the children’s literature collection at a community college library?” Well, -it is a very well-used collection with a high percentage of award-winning books. Users include students taking Children’s Literature (EN), Child Development, graphic arts, as well as students heading out for service learning or clinicals in school settings.***
This month’s second floor display was curated by Librarian Mary Johnson who showcases new and past winners of several major juvenile literature book awards, including the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Pura Belpre Award, and, the Michael L. Printz Award. Come on over, check some of them out, and Read a Winner!
*** You don’t have to be in any of those classes to check out these titles. Maybe you’re helping a younger sibling with her reading, or, you’re babysitting, or, maybe you just need to read a little Seuss!