Looking for something to read? Check out these books written by the authors visiting our libraries this summer.
¿No sabes qué leer? Te recomendamos estos libros escritos por los autores que visitarán nuestras bibliotecas este verano.
This is Gabi Hernandez's diary from her senior year of high school in a Southern California town close to the border. Gabi is smart, loyal, opinionated, self-deprecating, witty and observant. She's also overweight, loves to snack, write poetry, and dreams of (hopefully) getting into Berkeley and then also that her mother will actually allow her to go. Over the course of the year, she learns about the person she is and the woman she hopes to be while living in a traditional Catholic, Mexican-American community.
What teenage hacker Marcus and his friends are in the wrong place at the wrong time, they become the Department of Homeland Security's prime suspects in a San Francisco terrorist attack that kills thousands. After enduring days of questioning and torture, Marcus is released into a city that's become an Orwellian nightmare of surveillance, and realizes that it's time for a techno-revolution against the DHS.
Author and Illustrator Javaka Steptoe paints brightly colored scenes of Basquiat’s life and artistic career on textured pieces of wood. This book won the Caldecott medal in 2017 and combines an artist’s biography with the message to children that they can create art based from their own stories and life experiences.
Riley Cavanaugh is a genderfluid teenager who becomes an accidental advice columnist while navigating friendship, love, family, mental health, and the frustrations and scariness of a world that insists, for no apparent reason, that identity has to be binary. Riley is a charming and hilarious narrator, and Garvin creates a story that is thoughtful, entertaining, and never didactic.