Libraries See Surge in Demand for eBooks During Pandemic

The District of Columbia Public Libraries has seen this surge and have been trying to meet the demand. “Since the library closed on March 16, we’ve had about seven thousand people register for library cards,” said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Public Libraries. Over 300,000 books have been borrowed since mid-March and that has become a problem because their collection is limited. … Read More >Libraries See Surge in Demand for eBooks During Pandemic

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Book Summary

Lale Sokolov is a prisoner when the novel starts. He is being taken to Auschwitz and we find out how he came to be arrested and transported. We follow him on his horrible journey and all he does to survive the concentration camp and the war. He is assigned to be a tattooist and we see him fight his oppressors as he is forced to work for them. … Read More >The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Book Summary

Legend: Book Summary

In the future, Los Angeles is run by the military where your test grades from a big exam determine your future. June, a 15-year old girl, got perfect scores on the test and is guaranteed a high paying job once she completes school. On the other spectrum, Day, a 15-year old boy, failed the test and is wanted by the government for numerous crimes. He is very smart and intuitive which is part of the reason why he is on the top of the wanted list. … Read More >Legend: Book Summary

The Nickel Boys: Book Review

Released in 2019, The Nickel Boys follows Elwood Curtis, an African American teenage boy residing in Tennessee who gets falsely arrested and is sent to Nickel Academy, a reform school for delinquents. The school has unethical ways of keeping the students checked and we see Elwood’s beliefs challenged by institutional racism and dark horrors in Nickel Academy. We also meet Jack Turner who Elwood befriends. They have opposite views and play a big role is showcasing two different approaches to life as an African American in America. … Read More >The Nickel Boys: Book Review

The Priory of the Orange Tree: Book Review

Ead Duryan is sent to court to protect Queen Sabran from enemies, inside and out. According to legend, Sabran’s blood is what keeps the world from destruction. She has to get close to the Queen and protect her secret. Her friend Loth has been abducted in the middle of the night and sent across the world. Loth finds out a dark secret and must find a way back to hid Queen before it’s too late. … Read More >The Priory of the Orange Tree: Book Review