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Latest Staff Reviews

Staff Review
A book cover with a black background and bright yellow letters spelling James


By Everett, Percivel
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Rated by Cheryl M.
Apr 15, 2024

If I had to use one word to summarize James by Percivel Everett, it would be stunning.  From code switching language, lessons in translation from proper English to "slave talk" (correct incorrect grammar) to appeasing white people to stay safe, to conversations with John Locke and Voltaire, James narrates his story in his voice. What does it mean to be a slave in the American South in the 1800s?

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What Remains Unspoken Writing Contest

By Theresa Kopper

Rated by Helen H.
Mar 18, 2024

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Theresa Kopper has won our writing contest on the theme What Remains Unspoken with her piece "Tea with Diamonds'."

Theresa Kopper is an engineer,

and at night a tale teller

to her two toddlers.

What remains unspoken