Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Reading Is Here!

It's that time of year again, when school lets out, vacation begins, and readers across the country crack open their books to get through the long hot months.

This year, as you're thinking about summer reading, remember that it's not just for kids and teens. We're encouraging adults to participate as well - keep an eye out on our public homepage for our summer reading sign up, or ask your local friendly librarian for details.

Without further ado, here are three titles to start out your summer reading.

For the adults: Novel Destinations. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a rich gothic tale set in the moors and countryside of England. This tale of reclusive authors, feral twins, and a ghostly subplot will keep you turning pages long into the night.

For the teens: You Are Here. Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan follows Jameela after she is abandoned in a busy marketplace in Afghanistan by her newly remarried father. Sustained by memories of her mother and her Muslim faith, Jameela must find strength to overcome her many obstacles.

For the kids (or inner child): One World, Many Destinations. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan will take you from the luscious farmland of Mexico to the reality of life as a Mexican farm worker in Southern California during the Great Depression. Forced to flee with her mother, Esperanza reluctantly adapts from her life of wealth and privilege to the hard work and misery of life in a labor camp. Winner of the 2002 Pura Belpre Award, Esperanza Rising is a rich historical novel, ranging from politics and oppression to optimism and compassion.

~That One Girl

No comments:

Post a Comment

What can I post on your wall?
Commenting & Posting Guidelines

Welcome to your library on social media!

Pima County Public Library (PCPL) offers blogs and other social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter for educational, cultural, civic, customer service, and recreational purposes. They provide a limited (or designated) public forum to facilitate the sharing of ideas, opinions, and information about library-related subjects and issues.

By choosing to comment or post on our social media accounts, you agree with the following:

Comments and posts are moderated by library staff, and the library reserves the right to remove any that are unlawful or off topic. Posts containing the following may be deleted:
Copyright violations
Off-topic comments
Commercial material/spam/solicitation
Sexual content, or links to sexual content
Threatening or harassing postings
Libelous or other kinds of personal attacks
Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
Content that reveals private, personal information without permission
Vulgar language or content
Comments in support of or in opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures
Content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other classification

P.S. Protect your privacy. Don't post personally identifying information in these public spaces, including details like your library card number, phone number, or medical information, etc.

Young people under age 18, especially, should not post information such as your school, age, phone number, and address.