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King of the Mild Frontier

by Chris Crutcher

Do You Know:

  • A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives?
  • That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool?
  • That Jesus had an older brother?
  • How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain...

The Mask

by Aria Barker & Lyle Jakosalem

This is a story about a girl trapped in a boys body, her struggles, thoughts, and transition


Fannye Cook

by Dorothy Shawhan, Marion Barnwell & Libby Hartfield

Conservationist Fannye Cook (1889-1964) was the most widely known scientist in Mississippi and was nationally known as the go-to person for biological information or wildlife specimens from the state. This biography...


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics(Conversation Starters)

by dailybood

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Conversation Starters)

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages....


Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

by Carolyn J. Brown

The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem “For My People”


Myself and the World

by Robert W. Hamblin

William Faulkner (1897–1962) once said of his novels and stories, “I am telling the same story over and over, which is myself and the world.” This biography provides an overview of the life and career...


Believing in Books: The Story of Lillian Smith

by Sydell Waxman

This biography is the story of a child who took her love of childrens' books and found a way to share it with the world as she grew up. Her voice would be the first to carry the message of childrens' right to...


John Green: Teen Whisperer

by Kathleen Deakin, Laura A. Brown & James Blasingame Jr.

This book examines the life and work of John Green, who in a very short time has established himself as one of the most successful authors of young adult novels. In addition to providing background material...


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Florida Crackers

by Sandra Wallus Sammons

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings worked hard to become a published author, and her efforts finally paid off when she moved to Cross Creek and met the Florida Crackers.


Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

by Dr Sandra Sammons

Marjory Stoneman Douglas is called “the Grandmother of the Everglades.” Read about her life from her childhood up north to her long and inspiring life in south Florida.

She arrived in Miami in 1915 from her...