We have a couple more book reviews by Natalie Williams this week. There are two new books for Young Adult readers that have just arrived in the library and will provide excellent reading. They are:
by Elizabeth Wein
spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.
As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her
desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?
by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
On one side of the Mason-Dixon Line lives fifteen-year-old Willow, her master’s favorite servant. She’s been taught to read and has learned to write. She believes her master is good to her and fears the rebel slave
runaways. On the other side of the line is seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, free born. It’s his personal mission to sneak as many fugitive
slaves to freedom as he can. Willow’s and Cato’s lives are about to intersect, with life-changing consequences for both of them. Tonya Cherie
Hegamin’s moving coming-of-age story is a poignant meditation on the many ways a person can be enslaved, and the force of will needed to be truly emancipated.
Also new on the shelf for Young Adults are two more titled Rooftoppers, a historical young adult
novel by Katherine Rundell, and Better off Friends, a contemporary fiction young adult novel by Elizabeth Eulberg.
Donna Wassmuth resigns as Librarian
Donna Wassmuth has turned in her resignation as librarian to the Prairie Community Library Board. It is effective as of February 6. She is also resigning from the board. She has been promoted to full time Grandma. The pay is the same but the benefits are awesome.
Donna is a charter member and was at the first meeting to help organize the library in April of 1985. She held the office of president, secretary and treasurer at different times through out the years. In 2009 she became a librarian. In a statement Donna said, “I am proud to have been a part of building up our library to what it is today. I have enjoyed my time here and now I am going to be moving on.” She will still be working on Saturday occasionally.