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: My Policeman, by Bethan Roberts
This devastating and passionate love story set in 1950s England revolves around Tom, a young policeman, who is the center of a love triangle with schoolteacher Emma and museum curator Patrick. Told from the alternate perspectives of Emma and Patrick, who are both in love with Tom, the novel exposes the wounds of a repressive society and explores the ways that love can endure. Roberts’ contemplative work of fiction is based on the relationship between novelist E.M. Forster and married couple Bob and May Buckingham. The novel’s film adaptation will be released this fall.
Kids: Rainbow Hands, by Mamta Nainy, illustrated by Jo Loring-Fisher
A young boy joyfully describes colors through his favorite nail polish. Purple is the color of magic and mystery. White is the color of endless possibilities. He uses color to both celebrate his feelings and reflect on the natural world. “Rainbow Hands” is a bright and summery book that helps reinforce color concepts, while encouraging self-expression and acceptance.
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