Episode 32: 2020 Favorites and Gift Book Ideas

Jessica, Cheryl, and Mari look back at this year’s favorites and suggest great gift book ideas.  

Mari’s Titles

I Talk Like A River by Jordan Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Free For You And Me : What Our First Amendment Means by Christy Mihaly, illustrated Manu Montoya

Skunk & Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Show Me A Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Children of A Lesser God (Drama by Burt Sugarman)

#YouCanBeABCs from Sam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9TLZBZ3eo8

Jessica’s Titles

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

Heartland Habitats: 265 Midwest Nature Walks by Mary Blocksma

Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Reading: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab.

Also, if you use Twitter check out #libfaves20.

Cheryl’s Titles

African American Poetry:  250 Years of Struggle & Song – Edited by Kevin Young

The Rise:  Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

How to Solve a Problem:  The Rise (And Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima Shiraishi

Digging for Words:  Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel and illustrated by Paola Escobar

Caste:  The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Next Great Migration:  The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah