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#BookFaceFriday “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

I’m glad it’s #BookFaceFriday!

This unflinching memoir of a childhood actor makes for one great #BookFaceFriday! You might have noticed this week’s title from a post earlier this week called Book Club Spotlight. It’s a great way to get to know different titles in the collection that you might not have considered before. Like #1 New York Times Bestseller and a #1 International Bestseller, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeannette McCurdy (Simon & Schuster, 2022.) If you use our book club kit service, you know Mackenzie Marrow, our Information Services Technician! Here’s what they had to say about it “I first started the Book Club Spotlight as a way for me to get to know our collection better when I first started here at the Commission. Now it is a way for me to show off our wonderful collection and help book clubs find titles that might be hidden or they wouldn’t think they would like at first glance. When a group is trying to decide what to read next, I want the Spotlight to be a resource where they can browse through and get a real feel for what a title is about and how their group might respond to it rather than just a synopsis.”

We currently have five copies available in our Book Club Kit Collection. It’s also available as an ebook and audiobook in Nebraska OverDrive Libraries.

“McCurdy asks readers a question: When and how does one rid oneself of the cage created by others and walk freely? Her stunning debut offers fierce honesty, empathy for those that contributed to her grief, and insights into the hard-fought attachments and detachments of growing older.”

— Booklist (starred review)

Book Club Kits Rules for Use

  1. These kits can be checked out by the librarians of Nebraska libraries and media centers.
  2. Circulation times are flexible and will be based upon availability. There is no standard check-out time for book club kits.
  3. Please search the collection to select items you wish to borrow and use the REQUEST THIS KIT icon to borrow items.
  4. Contact the Information Desk at the Library Commission if you have any questions: by phone: 800/307-2665, or by email: Information Services Team

Find this title and many more through Nebraska OverDrive! Libraries participating in the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries Group currently have access to a shared and growing collection of digital downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 189 libraries across the state share the Nebraska OverDrive collection of 21,696 audiobooks, 35,200 eBooks, and 3,964 magazines. As an added bonus it includes 130 podcasts that are always available with simultaneous use (SU), as well as SU ebooks and audiobook titles that publishers have made available for a limited time. If you’re a part of it, let your users know about this great title, and if you’re not a member yet, find more information about participating in Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!

Love this #BookFace & reading? Check out our past #BookFaceFriday photos on the Nebraska Library Commission’s Facebook page!

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