Thursday, December 1, 2022

FCPL Reads 2022 - December Goal

It's the final month of FCPL Reads 2022! Here's the last reading goal to inspire you to Read Something New (to You!) in 2022!

The reading goal for December is to read a book by an author or featuring a character with a background different than your own. 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Midnights Recommendations for Teens

Can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift's new album Midnights? Check out this Midnights inspired teen book list. We have paired a song with a book that is sure to have you reading past midnight. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Staff Picks The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

For Native American Heritage Month, I got to read a book that’s been on my TBR list for quite some time, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Fans of coming-of-age struggles and humorous high school interactions will enjoy this compelling novel. 

Teenage narrator and aspiring cartoonist, Arnold Spirit, chronicles common struggles like bullying, unrequited love, and high school sports, as well as experiences unique to his life on a Native American reservation in Spokane, Washington. In the course of his first year in high school, Arnold also transfers from a reservation school to an all-white one and grieves the loss of family and friends.  

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2007 and offers an insightful view of growing up as a Native American in Washington.