LIBRARIAN CHAT – 3/31/2021
I have started reading some of the Missouri Award Nominee books for 2021-22. Though this one is a Mark Twain, some of you teens might enjoy it, “The Memory Keeper” by Jennifer Camiccia. Lulu Rose Carter is an almost 13-year-old who has highly superior autobiographical memory or HSAM. This means she can remember and replay almost any day in her life, including how she was feeling at the time. This includes the day her sister died of SIDS and her parents suddenly withdrew into their own lives to deal with the pain and loss. Gram came to live with them… Read More »
LIBRARIAN CHAT – 4/12/2021
Just finished one of the 2021-22 Truman Award nominees, “Tiger Queen” by Annie Sullivan. Definitely worthy of being a nominee and a fantastic read if you enjoy fantasy! Princess Kateri is fighting for the right to rule her desert kingdom of Achra. Each month of her 16th year she must fight one potential suiter in the gladiator arena. If she wins all of the battles, she will win the right to choose who she marries, but, if she looses she must marry the winner. Trained by her father to hate the Desert Boys because they killed her mother, she… Read More »
Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas (YA F Tho)–New book from the author of “The Hate U Give”. Set in Garden Heights 17 years before “The Hate U Give” follow the story of Maverick Carter as he moves from boyhood to man.
“This Will be Funny Someday” by Katie Henry (YA F Hen)–17 year-old Izzy is used to keeping her thoughts to herself…in school, where her boyfriend does the talking for her, and at home where its impossible to compete with her older siblings and high-powered parents. When she accidently walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, her experience is surprisingly cathartic. After the show, she meets Mo who invites her to join her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open-mic scene. The problem is her new friends are college students…and she tells them she is one too.
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