Staff Picks – March 2023

Staff Picks – March 2023

Read below to find our staff picks for March 2023 and learn more about these must-reads!


My Selma: True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement
By Willie Mae Brown
On Sale Now
Ages 10 to 14


My Selma is unlike anything you’ve ever read because it’s Willie Mae Brown’s life story. By combining family stories of her everyday life and an unforgettable portrayal of her coming of age in a town at the crossroads of history, Willie Mae brings Selma to life with her words and you can actually picture Selma in the 1960s. This middle grade book is essential to have in classrooms and libraries because it talks about a crucial part of American History through the eyes of a twelve-year-old.” – Grace Tyler, Marketing Assistant

Bea Wolf
by Zach Weinersmith; illustrated by Boulet
On sale March 21st
Ages 8 to 12


Bea Wolf by Zach Weinersmith is SO much fun! This is a modern middle-grade graphic novel retelling of Beowulf, featuring a gang of troublemaking kids who must defend their tree house from a fun-hating adult who can instantly turn children into grown-ups, and it will be sure to delight anyone who’s ever been a troublemaking kid, had a troublemaking kid, read Beowulf, or dreaded reading Beowulf! “
Molly Ellis VP, Executive Director of Publicity

The Brilliant Ms. Bangle
by Cara Devins; Illustrated by K-Fai Steele
On Sale June 20th
Ages 3-5


“There are so many changes that just happen to you as a kid, and a new librarian is an unwelcome change for this group of school children who loved their old one. But eventually, the kids learn that if you give someone a chance, they might become a great new friend. Ms. Bangle is kind, patient, and very funny putting the kids up to all sorts of tasks when they don’t want to read with her. I’ve read this half a dozen times just for the laughs.
Elysse Villalobos Associate Marketing Manager