In celebration of week, we asked Mission Trail Head Librarian Agnes Rita to collude with colleagues and come up with a list of best reads for us.
The staff at uncovered an array of books, ranging from a heart-wrenching tale about relationships and family, to a children's title about a rooster with an identity crisis.
Here are their favorite picks:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2010)
This book is about the true story of Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells (HeLa cells). Henrietta died of cancer in 1951, but a sample of her tissue cells helped advance medical research. The book reveals the overwhelming impact Henrietta's death had and how her unknowing medical contribution has affected her family.
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (2011)
Sing You Home is a heart-wrenching story about relationships, identity, parenthood and family.
Young Adult/ Teens
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Three books tell the story of Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem. The trilogy narrates her struggle to fight the oppressive government and provide hope to the people of Panem. The trilogy includes The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010).
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott
The series is all about the adventures of 15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman, whose regular lives are turned upside down by the arrival of Dr. John Dee -- and now they are tasked to saved the world! The first book in the series, The Alchemyst, was released in 2007, the sequels have followed at the rate of one per year. The next sequel, The Warlock, is scheduled for release in May.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems (2006)
The pigeon has many reasons why he should stay up late until he falls fast asleep. This book is perfect for bedtime.
Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson (2002)
A story about a rooster with an identity crisis who starts producing different animal sounds. This book will amuse and produce lots of giggles.