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New reads - Non-fiction - Terrible Typhoid Mary

Quite a compelling read! Susan C. Bartoletti gives the straight-skinny on the first documented case of typhoid in America. 

The author states, that if you are squeamish and don't like to read about germs, STOP now. Back in the day, before antibiotics a health crisis was identified. The detective work involved to document Mary Mallon as America's first carrier, is told with archival photos and primary source materials.  From a fatal dessert to name calling and a final day in court, this book gives both sides to a deadly story. Take a look at how medicine has evolved over the past 100 years.  

October Teen Read Month events @ your library

Oct. 3 17 & 20 teen programs @ your libraries - bring a friend and join us for three special celebrations for Teen Read Month http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/

Heist Society - quite the family business!

https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2371185063_heist_society#bib_info

More than just a mystery, there is the back story of stolen art from the Holocaust.  Priceless art is stolen and Kat's father is unfairly blamed for the heist! Kat the family prodigy is up to her neck in art theft and proves to her family and so-called friends that there is another side to what they think she is up to! 

 

Teen Read Month - Oklahoma Book Award Winner, Sonia Gensler @ Helmerich Library

SONIA GENSLER is the author of two young adult novels, The Revenant (Knopf, 2011) and The Dark Between (Knopf, 2013), and a new novel for middle grade readers, Ghostlight (Knopf, releasing in Fall 2015). Things that go bump in the night are just the beginning in Ghostlight, when a summer film project in a frightening old house becomes a real-life ghost story. 

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