People say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it:  it’s hard not to be intrigued by some of these covers. It’s almost like they are begging you to pick them! And no one at Meriam Library sees more interesting covers than Paula. Here is this month’s Paula Pick!

Title: Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Author: Mikki Kendall
Why Paula Picked It: “The title grabbed me because of all that is going on right now with it being a key voting year, civil rights, inequity, and having the courage to take a stand. And it’s also the 100-year celebration of our 19th amendment. Plus it’s a NYT bestseller. Go for it”
Intrigued? Check it out on OneSearch!


Title: There, There
Author: Tommy Orange
Why Paula Picked It: “The cover, the title, and the author, all intriguing, and the subject matter sparked my interest.”
Interested? Check it out on OneSearch!


Title: An American Sunrise: Poems
Author: Joy Harjo
Why Paula Picked It: “I enjoy reading poems and the author is the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate! Joy inspires joy!”
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Paula Scholtes has worked at Meriam Library for a total of 35 years, including as a student employee. In her current role as cataloger in the ACME (Acquisitions, Collection Management and Evaluation) department, she processes incoming books, entering them in our system, so they can be checked out by patrons. In other words, hundreds of new books cross Paula’s desk each week!