Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks in many different categories, including:
- Best Fiction For Teens
- Best of 2021!
- Most Popular
- Science Fiction
- Horror & Suspense
The 1619 Project: A New American Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones — A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, this new book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance.
Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal by Mark Bittman — From the New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all — and how a better future is within reach.
Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace by Carl Safina — This book looks into three cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth’s remaining wild places. It shows how if you’re a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you too experience your life with the understanding that you are an individual in a particular community.
Chemistry For Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim — Award-winning chemist and science communicator Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim reveals the amazing chemistry behind everyday things (like baking and toothpaste) and not-so-everyday things (like space travel). Filled with laughter and plenty of surprises, this is a perfect book for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of chemistry without having prior knowledge of the science.
Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going by Neil deGrasse Tyson and James Trefil — For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast.
Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You): A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting by Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy — From the New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed)
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes To His Son by Richie Jackson — In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.
More Than A Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament by Lexie Kite — Our beauty-obsessed world perpetuates the idea that happiness, health, and ability to be loved are dependent on how we look, but authors Lindsay and Lexie Kite offer an alternative vision. With insights drawn from their extensive body image research, Lindsay and Lexie — PhDs and founders of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined (and also twin sisters!) — lay out an action plan that arms you with the skills you need to reconnect with your whole self and free yourself from the constraints of self-objectification.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson — First published in 1962, Silent Spring can singlehandedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind’s collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution.
Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land by Noé Álvarez — At nineteen, Noe Álvarez, the son of Mexican immigrant parents descended from the Indigenous Purépecha people, learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He joined a group of Dene, Secwepemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O’odham, Seri, Purepecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits.