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  • The red palace
    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Celebrate during May (and all year long) by reading teen books by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Visit your local library or contact TeenCenter@freelibrary.org for more recommendations.

  • Be a Biologist!

    Reading to get ready for the 2022 Science in the Summer theme.


Reviews

  • Being a dog : a tail of mindfulness by Gianferrari, Maria,
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Be in the present moment with this book.  The author Maria Gianferrari has made a book of mindfulness for children.  Like the dog in the book, wag your body, breathe in sniff, sniff, sniff, stretch, greet the day, munch your food.  Play every day is the motto.

     

     

    Reviewed by Mary D on May 13, 2022

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  • There's a lion in the forest! by Carnesi, Mônica,
    ☆☆☆☆☆
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    Reviewed by Mary D on May 12, 2022

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  • Himawari House by Becker, Harmony,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    This is a good read. I found myself drawn into the story. Much of the text in this book is actually with subtitles which is unexpected (Japanese), so I found myself enjoying reading the Japanese conversational text. Himewari House shows the stories of three females who find themselves living in a shared home in Tokyo as a coming of age story. I definitely thought about buying this book for my own personal collection. Thank you Free Library for having this book!

    Reviewed by Linda Y on May 10, 2022

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  • Himawari House by Becker, Harmony,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    This is a good read. I found myself drawn into the story. Much of the text in this book is actually with subtitles which is unexpected (Japanese), so I found myself enjoying reading the Japanese conversational text. Himewari House shows the stories of three females who find themselves living in a shared home in Tokyo as a coming of age story. I definitely thought about buying this book for my own personal collection. Thank you Free Library for having this book!

    Reviewed by Linda Y on May 10, 2022

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  • Messy roots a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese… by Gao, Laura,
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    This is a graphic novel memoir from a Chinese American who speaks about her life growing up. She details her journey, moving from China to settling in Texas and then returning back to China. She defies her family's expectations of being a math whiz to taking up basketball and finally to drawing. All the while she shares her background as an American raised Chinese who would have identity crisis upon going to college at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a coming of age story, with her story not ending just yet. Gao currently lives in San Francisco, and while she said that her parents may not know that she is out of the closet just yet, she is queer and living. This is an #aapi #immigrant story.

    Reviewed by Linda Y on May 10, 2022

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  • Messy roots : a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese… by Gao, Laura,
    ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    This is a graphic novel memoir from a Chinese American who speaks about her life growing up. She details her journey, moving from China to settling in Texas and then returning back to China. She defies her family's expectations of being a math whiz to taking up basketball and finally to drawing. All the while she shares her background as an American raised Chinese who would have identity crisis upon going to college at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a coming of age story, with her story not ending just yet. Gao currently lives in San Francisco, and while she said that her parents may not know that she is out of the closet just yet, she is queer and living. This is an #aapi #immigrant story.

    Reviewed by Linda Y on May 10, 2022

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