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Posts Categorized: Recommended Reads

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“Mexican Gothic” By Silvia Moreno Garcia “Still looking for a spooky Halloween read? This story follows young society lady Noemí as she leaves the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to find out what is going on in her cousin’s strange new marriage. She finds herself in a small, crumbling town in the mountains, and […]

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“Drawn Together” By Minh Lê “This picture book is the story of a grandson and his grandfather finding a common language through art. At first, trying to communicate is confusing, frustrating silence, but when they find common ground in art, their relationship flourishes. The two art styles tell their own story throughout the comics they […]

Recommended Read: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

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“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas “This book offers a searing look at police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement–all told through the eyes of a teenage girl. It is equal parts funny, sad, empowering, and hopeful. Even as an adult, I absolutely loved it!”- Celine, Programs Dept.

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“There There” by Tommy Orange “A city is a place, is a collection of architecture, is neighborhoods, is happenings, is a multiplicity of voices. In the “There There”, the city is Oakland, CA, and the voices are those of urban (Indigenous) Natives. What starts as individual vignettes ends in a kind of complicated coherence, where […]

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro “A dystopian love story centered around three friends from childhood as they come of age. Wonderfully written and full of twists that will keep you wanting more.” –Cait, Meadows Get more staff reading recommendations

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The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner “The daughter of one of the titular “ladies”, who has played bridge for many years with the same group, observes, plays, and writes about her mother and these women she has known all her life. The author’s observations over time improve her opinion of her mother, her […]

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea “This excellent novel, about a dying Mexican immigrant who throws one last blow-out party to celebrate both his birthday and his life, proves that happy families can be as interesting as unhappy ones. It’s also a solid choice for those looking to add a little diversity […]

Recommended Read: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton “Growing up in South Florida, I had many friends and neighbors of Cuban heritage, so this book not only offered a great historical perspective but was a particularly relevant read for me. The author does a wonderful job re-creating the place of Havana a few years before Fidel Castro […]

Recommended Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi “In this sweeping epic that spans seven generations and extends from West Africa to the United States, Gyasi takes readers on an emotional, heartbreaking, and ultimately affirming journey. Told in alternating verses, the story follows the lineages of two half-sisters whose family histories connect in unexpected and surprising ways The ending that […]

Recommended Read — Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach “While probably not a topic you thought you’d ever read about, what happens to bodies donated to science is a fascinating subject. From practice for plastic surgeons to studies on decomposition, there seems to be nothing you can’t do with a cadaver.” -Kristina, Meadows Branch Get more Staff […]