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May Titles for Young People
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Holly's Pick

A Wrinkle In Time
by Madeline L’Engle

This was my mother’s favorite book as a teen. She is still very much a science fiction fan. As a kid, when I needed something to read, she would always recommend this book. I tried so many times to understand it, but it wasn’t until I was an adult and read the graphic novel adaptation that it finally made sense!

Nancy's Pick
Just So Stories: For Little Children
by Rudyard Kipling

Just So Stories was a book my mom read to me when I was very little, and I always loved Kipling’s play with language.

Laura's Pick

Little House in the Big Woods 
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I remember my mom recommending me to read Little House in the Big Woods (and the series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was special because Laura Ingalls Wilder is my namesake, and my mom (a retired educator and librarian) was always a big fan of the series as well.  

Like the protagonist, Laura, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors and making my own adventures, and could relate a lot to Laura's character in the books. So, I became a huge fan of the series as well. Thank you, Mom!

Chinenye's Pick

Meet Addy: An American Girl (the series)
by Connie Rose Porter

I remember my mom taking my brothers and I to the library frequently along with buying us books including this American Girl series. I can't remember why she bought this particular series for me, and she doesn't remember after I asked recently. But, I enjoyed reading about Addy and the other American Girls and how major historical events influenced their lives and their views about the world around them.

Kortney's Picks

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents
by Judith Viorst
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As a child, my mom and I would read this book. And we would laugh, and laugh! The poems taught me about emotions in an engaging, memorable way.

by Jerry Spinelli

I will recommend this to my kids when they are a little older. Stargirl is about learning to be yourself and how that can be hard, scary, and ultimately freeing. Embrace your own normal and don’t be afraid to stand out.

Amanda's Pick

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott