Administrative Assistant Leona Mae’s Pick

The mysterious Benedict Society / written by Trent Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Carson Ellis  (2008 children’s fiction, JF Stewart)

As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.


Children’s Manager Kari Ann’s Pick

Life in motion : an unlikely ballerinaLife in motion : an unlikely ballerina / by Misty Copeland with Brandy Colbert (2016 children’s biography, J 92 Copeland)
As the first female African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing-at the late age of thirteen-no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field.