First Chapter Fridays!

Learn about awesome new books by hearing the first chapter- read by Mrs. Fotter or various authors

4/2/21- First Chapter Friday -Feast by Hannah Howard

More about the author: https://www.hannahhoward.nyc

Listen to Ms. Howard read the first chapter of her book, Feast. I fell in love with this book and Ms. Howard's writing immediately. It is an honest, poignent story of her eating disorder and her recovery.

https://youtu.be/ddehoqTIsrY


3/12/21- First Chapter Friday - In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Listen to Mr. Zentner read the first chapter from his newest book, In the Wild Light, coming out this August. (PSA: This is one of my favorite authors and I've read ALL his books! I can't wait for this one to be published!)


More about the author: https://www.jeffzentnerbooks.com/

https://youtu.be/JkhcHfDGEMQ



3/5/21- First Chapter Friday - Meme by Aaron Starmer

Brand new, dark suspenseful thriller!

"Cole Weston—former friend, former boyfriend—has become dangerous, erratic. Something needs to be done. Getting rid of Cole is practically a public service. So high school seniors Holly Morse, Grayson Hobbs, Logan Bailey, and Meeka Miller devise a plan. Kill Cole. Bury him in the woods behind Meeka’s house. Bury him deep, deep in the ground along with four old cell phones, wiped except for their video confession as insurance that no one will ever betray the group. Everything is perfect, until the meme appears. It’s a screenshot from their confession… a confession that’s supposed to be entombed with Cole forever in the cold Vermont dirt."

Dutton, September 2020

More about the author: http://www.aaronstarmer.com/

https://youtu.be/O3eSZZ7Hxw0


3/1/21- First Chapter Friday - We Were Liars by Emily Lockhart

"A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth."

More about the author: http://www.emilylockhart.com/

https://youtu.be/7yMTkUAPuYw



2/19/21- First Chapter Friday - The Organ Thieves

True Story!

"In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia's top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman. Now, in The Organ Thieves, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Chip Jones exposes the horrifying inequality surrounding Tucker's death and how he was used as a human guinea pig without his family's permission or knowledge. The circumstances surrounding his death reflect the long legacy of mistreating African Americans that began more than a century before with cadaver harvesting and worse. It culminated in efforts to win the heart transplant race in the late 1960s. "(Goodreads)


https://youtu.be/NsbMZLlxRY8


2/12/21- First Chapter Friday Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers

This is the story of Johnny, a young boy from Florida whose mother sends him to South Carolina to live with relatives. Johnny is recovering from addiction and loss and learns how to heal through the music of Debbie Harry, friendship, and learning about himself.

More about the author: https://us.macmillan.com/author/meaganbrothers/

https://youtu.be/kdXMVpSGqOE


2/5/21- First Chapter Friday- Rust and Stardust by T. Greenwood

This chilling first chapter of this novel is read by the author just for Cibola students! It is available for checkout in the library and is about the rendition of a true- crime abduction of a young girl, Sally Horner. I could not put it down!


More about the author: https://www.tgreenwood.com/

https://youtu.be/7oHpazUUexA


1/29/21- First Chapter Friday- Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Read for Cibola students by the author. This book is available in the library!

"Cruel Beautiful World examines the intricate, infinitesimal distance between seduction and love, loyalty and duty, and what happens when you're responsible for things you can't fix." (Goodreads)

More about the author: https://www.carolineleavitt.com/bio

https://youtu.be/WV3dC235NX8


1/22/21- First Chapter Friday- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

Read FOR Cibola students by the author! This book is available for check out in the library and is about the relationships between mothers and daughters and growing up.

Here is more about the author: http://www.kerrykletter.com/

https://youtu.be/lzPmQzKjqdI


1/15/21- First Chapter Friday- Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me by Gae Polisner

Read FOR Cibola Students by the author! :) This book is available for check out in the library and is wonderful story about friendship, family, and loyalty

Here is more about the author: https://www.gaepolisner.com/

https://youtu.be/r1Ya88FjfzA


1/8/21- First Chapter Friday- Turtles all the Way Down by John Green

*** Read by the author John Green!

Realistic fiction about learning to cope in a world that feels out of control

https://youtu.be/D3QznppVuGU



1/1/21- First Chapter Friday- The Giver of Stars by JoJoMoyes

A wonderful homage to librarians who delivered books on horseback in rural Kentucky during the Great Depression

https://youtu.be/wrUDyglr9yc


12/25/20 -First Chapter Friday- A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Listen to the first chapter and read this if you LOVE a good mystery!

https://youtu.be/38IZqt7Tcik



12/18/20- I'm Not Dying With you Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones


https://youtu.be/YAGOlULnMaU