Reading for Inspiration

In this time of difficulty, discover inspiration in these true stories of humans, past and present, overcoming great challenges and living with great bravery. All of these audiobooks and ebooks are currently accessible for free with a library card from our Cloud Library:

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Philip Hoose (ebook)

Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats by Gary Paulsen (ebook)

Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford (audio)

Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos (audio)

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta (audio and ebook)

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust by Albert Marrin (ebook)

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw (ebook)

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul Dau (ebook)

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John (ebook)

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin (audio)

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton (audio)

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ebook)

This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl (ebook)

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (audio)

Unbroken (YA adaptation): An Olympian’s Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand (audio and ebook)

News & Updates

  • September 21, 2022
    Teen De-Stress Day

    September 29, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Space