Need to Read

Adult Fiction

‘Greed’ by Victoria Christopher Murray

Zuri Maxwell has champagne tastes, but a soda pop pocketbook. She and her boyfriend Stephon Smith are barely making ends meet when an enterprising businesswoman takes a keen interest in Zuri. When Ms. Viv takes Zuri under her wing, Zuri is thrilled to be moving in such elite circles. However, will Zuri realize that all that glitters is not gold? Or will she lose what’s truly important?

Adult Non-Fiction

‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ by Kamala D. Harris

In a world where many exploit differences to divide, Kamala Harris points to core truths that unite us. Pick up this collection of ideas and stories and viewpoints to learn what these truths are and how best to act upon them.

Young Adult

‘The Crossover’ by Kwame Alexander

Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are kings of the basketball court. However, life is always changing and change has begun for the Bell boys. John meets the new girl in school and suddenly, basketball is not all he thinks about. Josh’s passion for basketball is rivaled by his passion for thymes and rhythm; but, these are minor changes compared to what is coming.


‘Changing the Equation’ by Tonya Bolden

Pick up this interested resource to learn more about the African American women who have made cutting-edge contributions in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. From Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler, the first African American woman to earn a medical degree, to astronomer/astrobiologist Aomawa Shields, founder of Rising Stargirls, there are incredible stories of determination, commitment, and perseverance.

Titles selected for Picks of the Week are in the collection of Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Titles may not be present for check out at the time of a patron visit. The library staff will be glad to place a title on hold for a patron if the book is not available.