Reader's Advisory

October Staff Picks



I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

By Jandy Nelson


From the publisher: Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways ... until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else -- an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they'd have a chance to remake their world

Todd / Librarian: This is a beautifully written book that has won practically every single young adult reading award. A wonderful story of teenage twins  that illuminates the power of compassion and communication. A must read!



 age of sustainable development


The age of sustainable development

By Jeffrey D. Sachs ; foreword by Ban Ki-Moon

Call # 338.9 SAC

From the publisher: Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

Susan Olson Higgins / Friend of the Corning Library: This is an important book, probably one of the most important in this decade, which outlines in detail the urgency of our earth's conditions on many levels from environment to the population explosion, the need for nations to work together to creating governments that honor, educate, feed, and respect all people.  Working in tandem, we can save our earth.  Time is precious.  We need to act immediately, or put ourselves in peril. I personally have recommended this book to as many as possible from librarians to educators to scientists, to business leaders, and Congressmen, as well as many more, in hopes the word will reach those who read it may be influenced, and join the race to save our earth. This is an urgent issue. This book addresses problems and solutions with extraordinary research, referencing top experts in the world.




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