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Author Spotlight – Rainbow Rowell

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Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection. This week’s author is Rainbow Rowell. 

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Rainbow Rowell writes books for teens and adults across many genres. She has two new books out this fall; Wayward Son, the sequel to her fantasy novel Carry On. The characters from this book were first featured in her realistic fiction novel, Fangirl (not pictured because it is always checked out). Her second book out this fall is Pumpkinheads, a graphic novel illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. To find out more about the author check out her website: https://www.rainbowrowell.com/ and check out some of her books at your Maroon Library!

 

October 2019 New Books

Check out these amazing books at your Maroon Library

Author Spotlight – Nnedi Okorafor

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Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection. This week’s author is Nnedi Okorafor.

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Nnedi Okorafor, professor of creative writing and literature, is the author of several books for all age groups and that span genres. She writes Black Panther and Shuri comic books for Marvel and her science fiction and fantasy novels have won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her book, Who Fears Death has been optioned by HBO with George R.R. Martin producing. We have a lot of her amazing books at our Maroon Library, so check one out today! 

Books (F Okorafor)
Akata Witch, Akata Warrior, Binti Trilogy, Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker

Comics (GN Black Panther)
Black Panther: Long Live the KIng , Shuri (GN Black Panther), Wakanda Forever (arriving next week!)

Sources

Nnedi Okorafor.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2018. Literature Resource Center, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/H1000166726/LitRC?u=cham90748&sid=LitRC&xid=17dfbdcc. Accessed 20 Sept. 2019

Ogbuji, Chimezie. “Nnedi’s Website.” Nnedi’s Website, Metacognition, 2016, nnedi.com/.

 

September 2019 New Books

Our first new shipment of books are in. Check out one today! If someone checks it out before you, don’t forget to ask how you can put a title on hold. This is only the first half. More to come in a few weeks!

New in NonFiction

Poetry

New Graphic Novels/Manga

Demon Slayer Vol 1-3 Bleach vol 1-74! Black Clover vol 1-14 My Hero vol 1-18 Horimiya vol 1-12

Mystery/Horror

Fantasy/Dystopia/Science Fiction

More New Fiction Books

Author Spotlight – Leigh Bardugo

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Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection. This week’s author is Leigh Bardugo.

This author has a lot of best-selling books to her name that all started with The Shadow and Bone Trilogy. The next books, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were part of the same world, now known as The Grishaverse and have been really popular here at the Maroon Library. Fans will be happy to know that her Grishaverse books will be coming to Netflix in the near future and the author has TWO new books coming to our library this fall; King of Scars and Ninth House.

Sources
Andreeva, Nellie, and Denise Petski. “Netflix Orders ‘Shadow And Bone’ Series Based On Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Novels From Eric Heisserer & Shawn Levy.” Deadline, Deadline Hollywood, 11 Jan. 2019, deadline.com/2019/01/netflix-orders-shadow-and-bone-series-leigh-bardugo-grishaverse-fantasy-novels-1202532783/.
Leigh Bardugo.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Centerhttps://link.gale.com/apps/doc/H1000301802/LitRC?u=cham90748&sid=LitRC&xid=e57a160e. Accessed 9 Sept. 2019.

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Author Spotlight: Neal Shusterman

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Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection.

This week’s author is Neal Shusterman.

Neal Shusterman is an author, screenwriter and television writer. We have a large collection of his books available at the Maroon Library. Sophomores get a chance to read his book, Unwind during their Dystopia unit in English class. Many of his books have made it on ALA best books and his book, Challenger Deep won the National Book Award. His books are eerily realistic with some dystopia and fantastical elements. Check out one of his books today!

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Neal Shusterman.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Center, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/H1000090934/LitRC?u=cham90748&sid=LitRC&xid=7cde9f71. Accessed 26 Aug. 2019

Shusterman, Neal. “Home.” Neal Shusterman, www.storyman.com/. Accessed 26 Aug 2019.

Author Spotlight : Toni Morrison

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Each week we will highlight a different author that your should know from our library collection.

This week’s author is Toni Morrison.

Toni Morrison was an author, book editor and professor. Her book, Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for novels that give “life to an essential aspect of American reality.”  Ms. Morrison passed away August 5th, 2019. We have a collection of her books, here at the Maroon Library. Check one out and learn more about this amazing author.

Sources

“Toni Morrison.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 6 Aug. 2019, www.biography.com/writer/toni-morrison.

Williams, Andreá N. “Morrison, Toni.” World Book Advanced, World Book, 2019,
www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar372170. Accessed 20 Aug. 2019.author.spotlight.morrison

March 2019 New at the Maroon Library

What’s New at the Maroon Library?

We have more new books in time for Spring Break! Pick a book and read something for fun.

Memoir & Biography

Poetry

More New Nonfiction Books

Mystery/Horror

Fantasy/Science Fiction
Here is just a sample of the new books we have in this category.

More New Fiction Books

What’s New at the Maroon Library

What’s New at the Maroon Library?

Here is a list of our new books divided by topic & genre. You can find them at our new book display!

Memoir & Biography

Sports celebrities, the daughter of Steve Jobs and a youtube star. Coming soon: Becoming by Michelle Obama and Unpresidented: A biography of Donald Trump.

Science & Technology

We also have the DVD The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Art & Graphic Novels

We have some great art books and graphic novels. Be sure to check out A Year Without Mom by fellow Urbana alumni, Dasha Tolstikova!

History & Social Issues

Food!

Aside from some new cookbooks we also have a subscription to Food Magazine. (Tasty cookbook is coming soon). Check it out!

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Mystery/Thriller/Horror

Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction/Sports/Romance

Here’s the rest of our amazing books. Stop by the library soon!

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