by Beth Green
If you are the mother of an avid reader, pick up two copies of the following books and bond with your bibliophile over these page-turners.
Every Heart A Doorway
by Seanan McGuire
Eleanor West’s kids are special: They have all passed through doors that lead them away from reality and into vibrant, magical worlds that transform them. When they make their way back home, they are received by families who don’t believe them. The errant children are sent to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children where they learn to adjust to normal life. Just as the novel’s protagonist, Nancy, begins to adjust to life at the home, a series of gruesome murders spur her and her friends to find the killer before it’s too late.
My Sister’s Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
Thirteen-year-old Anna’s life has been spent in and out of hospitals enduring surgeries and transfusions that allow her older sister a fighting change against leukemia. Conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister, as Anna comes of age, she begins to question her role and makes a decision that throws her family into chaos.
In the Country We Love
by Diane Guerrero
When Diana Guerrero was 14 years old, her parents and brother were arrested and deported while she was at school. With the assistance of family friends, Guerrero was able to stay, finish her education and launch a successful acting career. Now an actress in the popular television show Orange is the New Black, Guerrero delivers a personal and emotional account of the issues faced by undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
Romeo and/or Juliet
by Ryan North
With a new twist to the choose-your-own-adventure book, meet Romeo and/or Juliet where you choose the story. With more than one hundred endings complete with beautiful illustrations, fun puzzles, intriguing surprises, abundant romance and epic fight scenes, whichever adventure you choose is bound to be satisfying.
Beth Green has been a part of the Kent District Library team for 16 years, at multiple locations. For her, one of the best parts of being a Librarian is Reader’s Advisory, helping patrons find a new book or series they will love.