We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library just in time for students heading back to school! Every month a librarian at the library will present recommendations of what to read that month. Students can read one, two or all of these recommended books or read even more by checking out the library’s free service, Bklyn BookMatch.
This month Brooklyn Public Librarian Emma Carbone has brought together some great back-to-school picks.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: Whenever Lara Jean has to get over a crush, she writes a love letter—just for herself. But then at the start of junior year all of the letters get sent. With all of her feelings laid bare for these five boys, Lara Jean isn’t sure how to go back to the girl she used to be before the letters were delivered.
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson: Impy thinks she has middle school figured out but it turns out it’s not easy to be a knight-in-training while also trying to make friends and fit in. She always thought being one herself would be simple until she starts to wonder if she might be more like the villainous dragon.
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills: Claudia is used to keeping a low profile at school until a disastrous punishment forces her into the stage crew for her school play. Soon Claudia realizes that appearances can be deceiving as she discovers a boy band obsession, the ineffable Gideon Pruitt, and perhaps most surprisingly of all an unexpected friendship with the last person she expects.
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke: Jane Sinner hopes to get a new start at the local community college’s high school completion program and finds cheap housing by competing on the college’s Big Brother style reality show. But when House of Orange goes from low-rent web series to a local community tv sensation, Jane is forced to consider how far she’s willing to go to win. And how much she has to prove to herself and the world (or viewers of substandard reality tv anyway).
Pride by Ibi Zoboi: Zuri Benitez isn’t sure her pride in her neighborhood and her heritage will be enough to fend off the gentrification that threatens to change everything that makes Bushwick unique. Meanwhile new neighbor Darius Darcy’s arrogant and judgmental attitude is all the worse when he and Zuri are forced to find common ground in this contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
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