Events, New Book

Voices: The Last Hours of Joan of Arc

Huge happy book birthday to Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott. The title and end pages of this book are golden, indicative of the beauty of the work within. Riding in on multiple starred reviews, this book is sure to be a hit with readers who love intriguing historical figures, poetry, and biographies. Kirkus calls it “an innovative and entrancing account…” Get your copy, today, and join David for his book launch at Gibson’s on Friday.

Events, Visits & Programs

Terry Farish Comes to Manchester

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Terry Farish will bring her refugee and immigrant stories, Joseph’s Big Ride and Luis Paints the World to the children of Manchester during events surrounding One Book One Manchester. Come, listen as she presents a storytime for all ages on the topic of cultural awareness. Activities and refreshments will be provided.

Catch Terry at these dates and times!

September 25, 2018, 3:30 pm, West Manchester Branch Library, 76 South Main Street, 2nd floor meeting room.

September 26, 2018; 3:30 pm, Manchester City Library, 405 Pine Street, Winchell Room.

For more information, please call 624-6560.

Events, New Book

Book Birthday: The Splintered Light

 

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The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson is here! The Splintered Light follows Ishmael (who lives in a black and white world)  who is prompted to leave his farm when he sees a spectrum of color. He wonders if his absent brother might hold some answers, so he goes on a journey, eventually locating Luc in the Hall of Hue, working to become a Color Keeper. In his black and white world, could Ishmael become a Color Keeper, too? This will hit the mark for fans of The Giver. Don’t believe me? Look at all the shiny blurbs!

A deep dive into a world-within-a-world, a heart-within-a-heart.”Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist

“Johnson takes a familiar coming-of-age arc and wraps it in a gorgeously built world that asks readers to plumb the nature of creation.”Kirkus

“The joys of the senses and the glories of creation shine in this radiant debut.” —Julie Berry, Printz Honor author of The Passion of Dolssa

“Ginger Johnson’s debut is as vibrant as the colors her characters wield in this novel about creativity, collaboration, and creation.” —Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle and The Firefly Cod

You can join Ginger at lots of places, this fall! See:

The Splintered Light