Welcome to the RBLibrary!
Bulldog Book Club:
Our last meeting for the semester will be Thursday, February 9 at 8am in the Library. Come chat about our latest group reads: Legendborn by Tracey Deonn, and You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson.
All are welcome!
Featured New Books!
Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland
It is 1937, and Laura Ann Langston lives in an America divided--between those who work the mystical arts and those who do not. Ever since the Great Rust, a catastrophic event that threw America into disarray, the country has been rebuilding for a better future. And everyone knows the future is industy and technology--otherwise knows as Mechomancy--not the traditional mystical arts.
Laura disagrees. A talented young queer mage from Pennsylvania, Laura hopped a portal to New York City on her seventeenth birthday with hopes of earning her mage's license. Laura applies for a job with the Bureau of the Arcane's Conservation Corps, a branch of the US government dedicated to repairing the damaged caused by the Great Rust, and meets the Skylark, a powerful mage with a mysterious past who reluctantly takes Laura on as an apprentice. But as they're sent off on their first mission together, they discover evidence of mystical workings not encountered since the darkest period in America's past, when Black mages were killed for their power--secrets that could threaten their lives and everything they've worked for.
Justina Ireland, the visionary author of Dread Nation, returns with a spellbinding historical fantasy set at the crossroads of race and power in America.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Adapted for Young Adults by Isabel Wilkerson
Young people will be fascinated by this adaptation of the New York Times bestselling nonfiction work, which exposes an insidious phenomenon in the United States: a hidden caste system. Caste is not only about race or class; it is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Isabel Wilkerson explores historical social hierarchies, including those in India and Nazi Germany, and explains how perpetuating these rankings dehumanizes vast sections of society. Once we learn the history of caste and expose its heartbreaking effects, Wilkerson says, we can bridge the divides and make way for an inclusive future where we are all equal.