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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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There's nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here are our first three picks.

She Persisted

by Chelsea Clinton

This book introduces young children to 13 inspirational women who stood for what they believed to be right at all times. They persisted; never taking no for an answer and persisted. Clinton says that this book is geared towards all girls who have ever been told to be quiet and have been treated as if their voice and opinions did not matter. She wishes for girls who are ready to take on the world with power to read this book.

Published: May 30, 2017

Target audience: Age 4-8 years


by Kathryn Erskine

In a different world is where the 11-year old protagonist, Caitlin, lives. After spending her entire life being guarded by her brother, Devon, she lost him to a school shooting and is now left to figure life out on her own. Life has never been easy for Caitlin, who suffers from a developmental disorder, Asperger's Syndrome. Her brother's death compounds things, and with her father crying every day she decides to go on a path of recovery. During her search for closure, she discovers things she had never seen before and realises that the world is not one straight path but a lot of twist and turns instead. As she learns about the world, she finds healing and closure. Mockingbird won the 2010 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Published: April 15, 2010

Target audience: Age 10 +

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne

The story is told of a little boy with a great mind who became a man with great inventions. Albert was always fascinated with the things around him and he always envisioned more than just what he saw in front of him. The story of Albert Einstein is an intriguing one that shows how dreams can be accomplished.

Published: April 23, 2013

Target audience: Age 6-9

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