Discover Caseyville Public Library District's Most Read Books of 2021 and find your next book to check out, request from the library, or borrow from your favorite library eBook app!
Identical twin sisters growing up together in a black community run away at age sixteen. Years later one twin finds herself back in her hometown with her daughter and the other marries a white man and passes for white with her own daughter. Eventually, the two daughters meet and change the dynamics of the family.
A circus pops up in the night and only operates after twilight. In this circus two master magicians volunteer their star pupils who have been training since their youth to be pit against each other. The rules of the magical battles are unclear, but soon prove they could be just as dangerous as the contestants soon falling in love with each other.
A young woman in Appalachian Kentucky lives as the last woman with the visible blue skin of the rare Blue People ancestry. She joins the Pack Horse Library Project and becomes a librarian toting books up the mountains to bring education and escape to those living through depression-era Appalachia.
Ove is the neighbor everyone avoids because of his strict routines and short temper, but a new family moves in next door and accidentally flattens his mailbox with their U-Haul. This new couple and their energetic two kids strike up an unexpected friendship with Ove that alters how the neighborhood thinks of him.
Tracy's sister disappeared 20 years ago. Now that her remains are discovered in Northern Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Tracy sets out for justice when she suspects the person behind bars is not the true killer. Her sister's murderer could still be out there, and Tracy will find them.
This exercise guide has full color illustrations of 200 exercises and 50 workouts to do from home to improve muscular-skeletal strength.
Learn how trauma and stress can change the wiring in our brains, specifically in the areas of pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. These areas can be reactivated through mindfulness techniques.
This book discusses how to use empathy in constructive ways rather than find ourselves depleted by feeling too much by taking on the weight of others' emotions.
Discover the history and science of using apple cider vinegar and try out this book's 130 recipes to assist the immune system, probiotic regulation, and health.
Find peace in the present through meditation and mindfulness and develop the ability to let go of habitual thoughts and emotions.
In a near-future New York City, a service alerts people when they are going to die. Two teens receive the alert and look to the Last Friend app to find someone also facing their last day. The book's main characters are LGBTQ+ and Latinx providing an excellent own-voices representation.
Familiarize yourself with LGBTQ+ terminology with this helpful guide that features infographics, pictures, and personal anecdotes. This book is wonderful for allies and LGBTQ+ community members alike.
Revisit the dystopian world of The Hunger Games series by following Coriolanus Snow's mentorship over a 12 year old from district 12 as she competes in the tenth annual Hunger Games. As his mentee struggles her way through the games and faces certain death, Snow starts to care about her, but will he risk his life and honor to keep her safe?
After Nancy's father dies on a merchant ship, she is sent to be wed to a plantation owner in Jamaica. Here Nancy befriends Minerva an enslaved girl around her age working in the house. To escape their fates, they run away together to become pirates to face the world as free as they can be.
Learning practices, techniques, and activities to increase mindfulness and emotional regulation can help with all aspects of a person's life. Find quizzes and self-assessments for a better understanding of your own brain and its triggers and what types of grounding techniques to try out to keep yourself in the present and decrease anxiety.