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⛱️Summer Reading Picks 📖

by Brianne Imada on 2024-06-03T08:52:00-10:00 | 0 Comments

Summer is a great time to catch up your reading or to expand your reading horizons! Here are some picks you can find at the library:


Cover ArtThere There by Tommy Orange
Call Number: General Collection (2nd floor) ; PS3615.R32 T48 2019
In anticipation of Tommy Orange’s recently released novel Wandering Stars, I just finished re-reading There There. This novel follows a diverse cast of urban Native characters, whose stories entwine leading up to a powwow in Oakland, California. Orange faces the history of Native people in the United States head-on and brings to light the stories of Native people in urban areas.
Cover ArtHow Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler
Call Number: General Collection (2nd floor); QL121 .I47 2022
Like many kids who grow up in Hawaiʻi, I went through a childhood phase when I wanted to be a marine biologist. That dream didn’t stick, but I still love learning about the ocean. Using sea creatures as metaphors in autobiographical stories, Sabrina Imbler combines science journalism with memoir to create a genre-bending book I look forward to reading.
Cover ArtCatalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
Call Number: General Collection (2nd floor) ; PS3607.A9857 C38 2015
I saw Ross Gay read from this book almost 10 years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. Gay is also a committed gardener, and many of the poems are about something seemingly innocuous - flowers, birds, being outside in the sun. But then the poems turn on a dime to talk about grief, loss, and other heavy things. The result is a meditation on the complexities of life and a well-delivered reminder to practice gratitude.  
Are there any books you are looking forward to reading this summer? Comment below or tell us at the library, and we may feature the book in an upcoming post!  

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