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Book Set

Each participating library will receive two copies of the following titles:

  • The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife
  • The Barrio Kings
  • Coral Reef Views
  • From Scratch
  • No Return Address
  • Something Noble
  • Tiny House Big Fix
  • The Way It Works
  • Worst Date Ever

The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife
Author: Melodie Campbell
Reading Level: 3.1
Although Del works at an animal shelter by day, by night she, her great-aunt and their cohorts, Dino and Ritz, use their criminal skills to right wrongs. 

The Barrio Kings
Author: William Kowalski
Reading Level: 2.1
Rosario Gomez struggles to stay out of the gang life that killed his brother while finishing his high school diploma and preparing for the birth of his first son. But when his old friend Juan gets out of jail, his past returns to haunt him.

Coral Reef Views
Author: Vicki Delany
Reading Level: 3.9 
Paramedic Ashley Grant helps her visiting father solve the mystery of a missing neighbor.

From Scratch
Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Reading Level: 4.8 
Owning a bakery isn't just about making dough.

No Return Address
Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Reading Level: 3.3
A woman mourning the loss of her mother gets a mysterious package in the mail.

Something Noble
Author: William Kowalski
Reading Level: 3.0
In order to save her son's life, a single mom must try to convince a selfish drug dealer to donate one of his kidneys to his half-brother. 

Tiny House, Big Fix
Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Reading Level: 3.3
Sadie works as a framer, building houses. When she loses her own home in a divorce, she and her two daughters find that there's a housing crisis in their community.

The Way It Works
Author: William Kowalski
Reading Level: 2.6 
A young biracial man suddenly finds himself homeless and struggles to maintain his  dignity and to make his own place in the world.

Worst Date Ever
Author: Melodie Campbell
Reading Level: 3.1
This funny short novel follows a single mom on a number of first dates.

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Adult Learning Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the project is $92,112. This program does not include any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.