Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits / Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc  (2014 teen biography, Teen 92 Romero)

Presents the story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of thirteen became the youngest person ever to reach the peak of Mount Everest and by the age of fifteen had reached the summits of the world’s seven highest mountains.

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

A death-struck yearA death-struck year / Makiia Lucier (2017 teen book, HS Nutmeg 2017 Lucier)
Determined to ride out the deadly Spanish influenza epic of 1918 in her home rather than in the quarantined boarding-school dorms of the Pacific Northwest, headstrong 17-year-old Cleo volunteers with the Red Cross and witnesses harrowing realities while falling in love with a handsome medical student.

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

Prez. Volume 1, Corndog-in-chief Prez. Volume 1, Corndog-in-chief / written by Mark Russel (2016 adult graphic novel, 365.43 Graphic Prez)
Oregon teen Beth Ross has just been elected President of the United States of America. Age restrictions were abolished when corporations gained the right to run for office and voting booths have been replaced by Twitter, making just about anyone eligible for the nation’s top job, including the viral-video-famous Corndog Girl!

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison Orange is the new black : my year in a woman’s prison / Piper Kerman (2010 non-fiction, 365.43 Kerman)
Traces the author’s 15-month incarceration at an infamous women’s correctional facility for drug trafficking, an imprisonment during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

Crazy sexy diet : eat your veggies, ignite your spark, and live like you mean it! Crazy sexy diet : eat your veggies, ignite your spark, and live like you mean it! / Kris Carr (2011 non-fiction, 613.262 Carr)
Infused with Carr’s signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, “Crazy Sexy Diet” is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts readers on the fast track to vibrant health and happiness, laying out the fundamentals of a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies.

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

Skinny bitch : a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! Skinny bitch : a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! / by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (2005 non-fiction, 613.25 Freedman)
Presents advice on following a vegan diet which eliminates meat, dairy products, and eggs, and concentrates on vegetables, fruits, and soy products, to promote a healthier body free of toxins and the harmful ingredients present in overly processed foods.

Staff Picks, Sept. 6th, 2017

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick:

The Devil Wears Prada book coverThe Devil wears Prada / Lauren Weisberger  (2003 fiction book, F Weisberger)

A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college, Andrea Sachs is delighted when she is hired for her dream job as assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful, high-profile editor of Runway magazine, one of the world’s premier fashion publications, until she discovers that she has been hired by the boss from hell.

Administrative Assistant Leona Mae’s Pick:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie book coverThe sweetness at the bottom of the pie : a Flavia de Luce mystery / Alan Bradley (2010 mystery, call# M Bradley)

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family’s decaying English mansion and Flavia’s father becomes the main suspect.

Anonymous Reference Librarian’s Pick:

The Art Forger book coverThe art forger / a novel by B.A. Shapiro (2012 fiction book call# F Shapiro)

Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal–her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn’t tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire’s lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them.