Reader's Roundtable Episode 19: Great November Reads!

Picture Book Month, Native American Heritage Month and Non-Fiction November, plus more all-around great reads!


CADL Collection Development Specialists Cheryl, Mari and Jessica chat about standouts for November’s many observances as well as a few picks that might make a good gift in the coming holiday season.

Mari’s Picks

Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano

When’s My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe

River by Elisha Cooper

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

The Fountains of Silence: A Novel by Ruta Sepetys

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

1919 The Year That Changed America by Martin W. Sandler


Cheryl’s Picks

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Lakota America:  A New History of Indigenous Power by Pekka Hamalainen

This Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart

You Are My Friend:  The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid

You Belong Here by M.H. Clark

Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer by David Shannon

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Jessica’s Picks

Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters by Sally M. Walker

Black Indian by Shonda Buchanan

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert 

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We also mentioned:

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling” Exhibit at Grand Rapids Art Museum

Louise Erdrich’s Bookstore Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, Minnesota

2020-21 Capital Area One Book Voting

Also, don’t forget voting for the 2021 Capital Area One Book in collaboration with Delta Township District Library and Lansing Community College. The nominees are Inheritance by Dani Shapiro, A Good American Family by David Maraniss, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, and From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty. Voting ends Nov. 30, click here to vote.