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Recommended E-Books Available Through PCC Library
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Fiction. 324 pages. Available as ebook
Brown Girl Dreaming by
In vivid poems, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Nonfiction. 368 pages. Available as ebook
Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems--the rational mind and the emotional mind--that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort--but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. Nonfiction. 305 pages. Available as ebook
There There by
Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Fiction. 294 pages . Available as ebook
We Have Always Been Here by
Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. The men in her life wanted to police her, the women in her life had only shown her the example of pious obedience, and her body was a problem to be solved.
So begins an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along. Nonfiction. 240 pages. Available as ebook
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Recommended E-Books Available Free Online
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll. A young girl falls down a rabbit hole and enters another dimension, where she has many unbelievable adventures. Fiction. 216 pages.
Beach Town Apocalypse
By Thomas Maxwell-Harrison. A mysterious disease has struck a hit and run victim. After Officer Dean begins the investigation it becomes clear the disease is the beginning of an epidemic. In a desperate race for survival people will discover the brutal lengths they'll need to go to in order to keep their families from certain death. Fiction. 277 pages.
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
The narrator of this book, the handsome, coal-black horse called ''Black Beauty'', is lead through numerous adventures by various owners - from a riding and carriage horse, to the rough life of a town cab horse, to eventual happiness in a secure home. Through it all, he keeps his strength and good temper. Fiction. 162 pages
by Patrick Canning. A young janitor working at an insane asylum is saved from suicide when one of the residents welcomes him to the secret game of Cryptofauna. The bizarre competition of worldwide influence might give the blue custodian a reason to live, if he can survive the deadly trials that await. Cryptofauna is a humorous, existential adventure packed with monsters, puns, and friendship. Fiction. 214 pages.
The Dawnvel Druids
By William Collins. As a druid, seventeen-year-old Simone Singh lives by three rules: gargoyles must be destroyed, her identity remains secret, and she can never attempt dark sorcery. Simone and the damaged oddballs she calls friends pretend to be normal students at Dawnvel Academy, but are secretly gargoyle slaying, wand-wielding druids, who occasionally time travel. Fiction. 191 pages.
For the Win
By Cory Doctorow. In the virtual future, you must organize to survive. Three teens from across the globe will become entangled with a mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge, and her connections to build them into a movement that challenges the status quo. Fiction. 471 pages.
In My Father's House
By Ernest J. Gaines. A minister and civil rights leader in a small, rural African-American community is suddenly confronted with events from his past that threaten to destroy the life he has built. Fiction. 228 pages.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
By Talia Jager. Kassia is a 16-year-old girl just trying to have a normal life. This is difficult because she has the ability to inflict pain on others with her mind. She is sent to a special institute for kids with various gifts, where she meets her best friend Mira. Their lives will change forever after Mira is attacked and Kassia finds out her talent is much more powerful when she saves her. Little did she know that this act would attract the attention of demons. Fiction. 218 pages.
By Lloyd Alexander. A boy fleeing from criminal charges falls in with a charlatan, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and ultimately arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter. Fiction. 200 pages.
By Talia Jager. A thousand years in the future, earth has become a wasteland, and humans have traveled into space to colonize other planets. Everleigh, the commander of the ship Nirvana, is under the control of an evil madman, who keeps her family captive. He sends her to abduct the Empress Akacia. When she arrives, she is taken back by Akacia’s beauty and when the Empress fights back, Everleigh realizes she may have met her match. Fiction. 257 pages.