Maroon Library

at Champaign Central High School



New Year, New Books

New Year, New Books



Science & Technology

More Nonfiction Titles



Realistic Fiction/Romance

2019 December New Books


Graphic Novels/Manga (new series: Tokyo Ghoul)



Realistic Fiction

2019 November New Books




Historical Fiction


Science Fiction

Romance & Realistic Fiction

Author Spotlight – Lamar Giles


Lamar Giles is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and author of great Young Adult books mostly in the thriller/mystery genre. He has also edited and contributed to the short story anthology Fresh Ink. One of his new books Overturned is checked out, but you can put it on hold to get it next. Find out more about this author on his website and check out a book today!


Author Spotlight – Rainbow Rowell


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


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: 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


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


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!)


Nnedi Okorafor.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2018. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 20 Sept. 2019

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


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


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


Fantasy/Dystopia/Science Fiction

More New Fiction Books

Author Spotlight – Leigh Bardugo


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.

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,
Leigh Bardugo.” Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Center Accessed 9 Sept. 2019.


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