March's Recommended Reads
Adult Fiction
The Flight Girls
by Noelle Salazar
Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.

To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war.
Stolen Things
by R.H. Herron
Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher for almost two decades, but nothing could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line. Jojo, who has been assaulted, and she has no idea where her best friend, Harper, who was with her, could be.

As Jojo and Laurie begin digging into Harper’s private messages on social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, they uncover a conspiracy far bigger than they ever could have imagined. With Kevin’s freedom on the line and the chances of finding Harper unharmed slipping away, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves.
Young Adult Fiction
Thirteen Doorways,
Wolves Behind Them All
by Laura Ruby
When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet. That’s why Frankie's not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans—two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

As the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to.
Girl in the Blue Coat
by Monica Hesse
Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines.

On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person –a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished from a secret room without a trace. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance.
Children's Fiction
Dear Girl,
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Paris Rosenthal; Illustrated by Holly Hatam
Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.

Any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is. Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
by Dan Gemeinhart
Five years. That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.

Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box—she devises a plan to get her dad to drive back to Washington state in four days.

Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
by Elaine Weiss
Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade.

Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt,  The Woman's Hour  is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.