Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the February UHSL Newsletter: Book Rec of the Month

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann
(811 Hep on the shelf in the library)

This collection packs a serious punch. All 50 poems reference the fairy tales that girls grow up with, but their focus is on the girls, not the fairy tales. Juxtaposing old tropes with the modern world, this book is an in-your-face statement on the world society tells girls they live in and the world as it actually is for teenage girls.

From the January UHSL Newsletter: Book Rec of the Month

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
(F Doc on the shelf in the library)

Marcus was in the wrong place at the wrong time in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. After spending a week detained by Homeland Security in the police state that was San Francisco, he becomes the anonymous leader of a movement to protect citizens’ privacy. Big Brother may be watching, but Marcus’s network of Little Brothers is watching right back.