June 20, 2019

Library Update June 2019

There might actually be something to update you on this month!

I have a couple of things checked out!

Hey Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo! by Jarett J. Krosoczka - I am giving a presentation at a conference for School Media Specialists in October on this book. I have to talk about how it can be paired with curriculum so teachers and librarians will want to use it in the classroom. This is a graphic novel about a kid who lives with his grandparents because his mother is an incarcerated heroin addict and he finally learns his father's name. The book is about his search to find his father and become the person he wants to be.

Daughters of Juarez

The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border by Teresa Rodriguez, Diana Montane, and Lisa Pulitzer - I have checked this out to read for the Read Harder challenge to read and Own Voices book set in Mexico or Central America. Since the mid-90s, poor young women in Juarez have been raped and murdered in alarming numbers. This book is an investigative look at what's going on. I did a mission trip to Juarez when I was in high school, so this is a little disturbing.

I also have several things on hold:

It Happens

It Happens by Kelly Jensen - I think we're all tired of waiting for this to get off the wait list. I tweeted the author this month about how to get the book. She actually responded! We'll see what happens next.

The Queen

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind and American Myth by Josh Levin - This is a new book about the original welfare queen, Linda Taylor. She had furs, jewelry, and a Cadillac and maybe even murdered someone. This whole thing is fascinating to me, even though I originally thought the title referred to a drag queen.

curious begining

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn - This is the book club book for July, and there is a wait list for it, so I put it on hold early. I think it's a mystery, which sometimes makes for a difficult discussion, but since we'll be in the pool, maybe no one will notice.

So that's what's happening on my library account. How are you supporting your library these days?