March 2017

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: March

Adult Title

The Zookeepers Wife

Place a hold on our March selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
Read the book and then see the movie on March 31st!
“Diane Ackerman tells the remarkable WWII story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife, Antonina, who, with courage and coolheaded ingenuity, sheltered 300 Jews as well as Polish resisters in their villa and in animal cages and sheds.”
Publishers Weekly

Teen Title

Before I Fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Read the book and then see the movie on March 3!
“Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. ”

Children’s Title


Wonder by R.J. Palacio
“August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. ”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!