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Jul 03

Graphic Novels on Overdrive by Genesis Gaule

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 3, 2020 at 2:12 PM by Genesis Gaule

If you are a fan of graphic novels and comic books, here are three great selections available on Overdrive you can read right now on your tablet or web browser!


Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Becoming your most unattractive self when you hit adolescence is like a rite of passage, but what if you added dental trauma on top of it? Smile recounts Telgemeier's dental nightmares and social struggles she endured between the sixth and ninth grades. Even readers who weren't/aren’t forced to wear braces will identify with the author's troubles with friends, feelings for the boy who ignores her, and difficulties figuring out just who she is.

Suggested Age: 10 and up (dental trauma, surgery/blood, puberty, bullying)

smile comic panel

The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series, Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the ancient house holds a dangerous magic amulet and a portal to a strange world filled with creepy man-eating monsters, sentient robots, and talking animals. Their way home blocked and their mother's life on the line, what is Emily willing to risk to save the people she loves?

Suggested Age: 10 and up (creepy imagery, death, life-and-death action)

It's not the stone I'm after, it's you

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, George Takei was a four-year-old boy and one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government in American concentration camps during World War II. Takei recounts his child-like innocence of the horrific events as well as the political climate and his parents recounted stories; beautifully highlighted by Harmony Becker's black and white illustrations.

Suggested Age: 15 and up (war, dehumanization, racial violence, politics, grief and loss)

I saw people crying and couldn't understand why. Daddy said we were going on vacation.

Be sure to check out our Overdrive catalog for more great graphic novels and comic books!

Jun 30

E-Book Notes 6/29/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

6/29/2020


These are all e-books. Click on the book title to view the book in our Overdrive catalog ?. If you need help accessing them, email or call us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

The vanishing half

Cecilia Ross, despite being a motivational speaker, can’t take her own advice. Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, she downsizes and moves to into a beautiful old house in St. Paul with three housemates.

Fast. Feast. Repeat. by Gin Stephens

The family upstairs

Sydney is enjoying the great life: she’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her boyfriend, and rooming with her best friend. But everything changes when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

The end of october

When Kurt Austin—the leader of a National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team—rescues marine archaeologist Nina Kirov, he becomes the target of Don Halcon—a madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern US and Mexico—because of the discovery that Nina just made.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

The knockout queen

Newly revised, this memoir tells Jeremy’s story—his spiritual journey after losing his beloved wife Melissa just months after their wedding—behind his hit song “I Still Believe” which inspired millions.

View Book Notes PDF archive

Jun 23

E-Book Notes 6/22/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 23, 2020 at 2:03 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

6/22/2020


These are all e-books. Click on the book title to view the book in our Overdrive catalog. If you need help accessing them, email or call us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

The vanishing half

Cecilia Ross, despite being a motivational speaker, can’t take her own advice. Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, she downsizes and moves to into a beautiful old house in St. Paul with three housemates.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

The family upstairs

Sydney is enjoying the great life: she’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her boyfriend, and rooming with her best friend. But everything changes when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

Serpent by Clive Cussler

The end of october

When Kurt Austin—the leader of a National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team—rescues marine archaeologist Nina Kirov, he becomes the target of Don Halcon—a madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern US and Mexico—because of the discovery that Nina just made.

I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp

The knockout queen

Newly revised, this memoir tells Jeremy’s story—his spiritual journey after losing his beloved wife Melissa just months after their wedding—behind his hit song “I Still Believe” which inspired millions.

View Book Notes PDF archive