Book picks for kids (and adults):
Looking for some reading inspiration? Here’s a peek at what KCLS staff and the young readers in their lives are digging into this month!
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Adults: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Tookie, an Ojibwe woman who works in an independent bookstore in Minneapolis, is at the center of this engrossing novel by acclaimed author Louise Erdrich. Mostly set during 2020, Tookie has a series of encounters with the ghost of a former customer while the city around her reckons with pandemic isolation and the murder of George Floyd. The layers of regret, grief, love and betrayal reveal the ways that individuals and communities can be haunted by their past transgressions. Readers new to Erdrich’s work and longtime fans alike will find “The Sentence” to be an illuminating take on the times we are living in.
Kids: Everybody in the Red Brick Building by Anne Wynter, illustrated by Oge Mora
On a quiet night, baby Izzie wakes up and cries, causing a neighbor’s parrot next door to squawk in surprise. This in turn wakes up a trio of kids who get out of their sleeping bags for a raucous game of flashlight tag. The domino effect continues from neighbor to neighbor until everyone in the building is awake. And then sleepy sounds are passed back around as the children fall asleep again. This is a lovely bedtime story with silly sound effects for extra read aloud fun.
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