Reading Recommendations

Check here every month for some great new titles selected by our Librarians!

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June 2021

Adults: Juneteenth

Juneteenth : a novel / Ralph Ellison
Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery / Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy / Ta-Nehisi Coates
On Juneteenth / Annette Gordon-Reed
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America / Ibram X. Kendi
Caste : the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson
Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi
Conjure women : a novel / Afia Atakora
Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison
The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead
Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow / Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Teens: Read with Pride Month

Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Children's: Summer Celebration!

Ice cream summer / by Peter Sis
Summer song / by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek
One hot summer day / by Nina Crews
My awesome summer, by P. Mantis / Paul Meisel
Pearl and Wagner : five days till summer / by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Caterpillar summer / by Gillian McDunn
One crazy summer / by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy / Jeanne Birdsall
The summer we found the baby / Amy Hest
Swifter, higher, stronger : a photographic history of the Summer Olympics / by Sue Macy ; foreword by Bob Costas