Project Lit Book of the Month

March: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
The Last Cuentista book cover

March's theme is Space!

There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.

But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.

Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard – or purged them altogether.

Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?

-Levine Querido, Publisher

February: Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson

We celebrate Black History every month, but especially in February!

Clean getway book cover

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Some Places more than others book cover

Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson



January: The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
Bridge home cover

January's theme is Around the World

Project Lit will happen every Friday in Janaury!

“Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter - and friendship - on an abandoned bridge that's also the hideout of Muthi and Arul, two homeless boys, and the four of them soon form a family of sorts. And while making their living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to take pride in, too. . .” –Penguin Books​

December: Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Other Words for Home book cover

“Chocked with equal parts fear and moxie, Jude is a heart trying to figure out how to beat outside the body. I ached for, but simultaneously, found that though our stories are different, I am her. This is a necessary story. We’re lucky to have it in the world.”​

-Jason Reynolds, award-winning, bestselling author of Ghost, Look Both Ways, Stuntboy, in the Meantime, and Long Way Down​.

Using Our Library Catalog

Put A Book on Hold

  1. Visit the Stewart Library Catalog.
  2. Find the login button in blue at the top right side of the screen.
  3. Login using the same username and password you use to login to your school laptop.
  4. Find a book your want to put on hold and click the "Hold" button in blue under the image of the book cover.

Tip! You can also add books to your favorites or make your own collection by clicking on the three little dots at the bottom right of the book.

Find A Book in Our Library

Each book in our online catalog has details about the book and information to help you find the physical book in our library.

  • A green book icon means the book is checked in. A red book icon means the book is checked out. 
  • The book's call number tells you where where it lives in the library. 
  • The book's genre is listed at the bottom. 
Screenshot with arrows on items in the library catalog

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Carinna Tarvin
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