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School Life

Book Nook

Featuring a collection of recommended reading on a new theme each month 

February 2021: Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we’re kicking off the celebration with book and video recommendations by African American authors, artists, and illustrators, featuring African American characters and themes that address life in black communities.

The recommended books are separated into two categories:

  • Available in the SFS Library
  • Available in the SFS Library AND on the new SORA app

Clicking on any book image below will take you to a review from Kirkus, a favorite book review site.

If you still haven’t gotten started on the fabulous SORA app for eBooks and audiobooks, please check out my instructions for getting started on the library services webpage!

Picture Books in the SFS Library

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea

Dream Builder

A Ride To Remember

Picture Books on the SORA App

The Day You Begin

Before She Was Harriet

Mae Among the Star

Middle Grade Fiction in the SFS Library

Tristan Strong Destroys the World

A Thousand Never Evers

A Good Kind of Trouble

Middle Grade Fiction on the SORA app

Black Brother, Black Brother

Class Act

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Nonfiction in the SFS Library

Child of the Dream

Little Leaders

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell

By Phil Bildner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonfiction on the SORA App

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An exciting NEW release coming soon to the SFS Library!

For mature readers who liked Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give and On the Come Up

Concrete Rose

February 2021: MORE Black History Month!

To celebrate both Black History Month and our STEAM program, we’re highlighting outstanding Black scientific innovators with important and impactful achievements! Just click on any book below to see a review from Kirkus. All materials available either at the SFS Library or on our new SORA app! 

Available in the SFS Library

Mae Among the Stars

The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind

Dream Builder

whoosh

The Girl With a Mind for Math

Brendan Buckley's Universe

Little Leaders : Bold Women in Black History

George Washington Carver

Five Brilliant Scientists

Outward Dreams

Hidden Figures

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Available in the SFS Library AND on the SORA App

Hidden Figures

George Washington Carver

The Vast Wonder of the World