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From the Librarian's Desk: New Additions to the Primary Source Library

18 May 2015

Tiger Boy coverThe Primary Source Library purchases books, films, magazines, and curriculum materials year-round to support the organization's courses and programs. Below is just a sampling of new materials that have recently been added to the collection.

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins
Set in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, Tiger Boy tells the story of young schoolboy Neel who rescues a tiger cub after the cub escapes from a local reserve. With black and white drawings accompanying the text, the setting invites the reader to experience the Sundarbans through Neel's story. Perkins has created a meaningful exploration of climate change, economic conditions, and family life for young readers. (upper elementary/middle school fiction)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
CJ and his grandmother ride the bus through their busy city. Along the way, CJ questions why they don't have a car and why they are riding the bus. At the last stop, CJ and his grandmother arrive at their destination — a soup kitchen. A beautiful story of grandparent/grandchild relationships, urban life, and thankfulness. (picture book)

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
This third installment in the Gaither sisters trilogy finds the Gaither sisters in Alabama in 1969 to visit their grandmother. Along with the previous books in the trilogy, One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven, Williams-Garcia explores themes of family, African American history, and coming of age in the 1960s. (middle school fiction)

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction, Osnos explores contemporary China through the lives of its people and provides insight into the country in new and meaningful ways. (high school/adult nonfiction)

The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade
Journalist Dayo Olopade traversed the continent of Africa seeking to find stories often skipped or misrepresented by western news outlets. In this collection of essays, Olopade provides a hopeful lens into African culture and daily life by examining development, technology, family, and youth through personal stories and interviews. (high school/adult nonfiction)

Contact the librarian or visit the library to check out these and other items.

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