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BOOK LIST:

Summer Author Program 2017

Updated: July 13, 2017

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.


Are We There, Yeti?
Anstee, Ashlyn, author, illustrator.
Call Number: xz
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Barrio Writers: Empowering Teens Through Creative Writing: a Collection of Works by Teens for Teens, Teachers & Our Communities
Call Number: 810.8 B2765 2015
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BunnyBear
Loney, Andrea J.,
Call Number: xz
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Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia
Lacámara, Laura
Call Number: S xz
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The Education of Margot Sanchez
Rivera, Lilliam,
Call Number: YA
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Gabi, A Girl In Pieces
Quintero, Isabel
Call Number: YA

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.

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Giraffes Ruin Everything
Schulz, Heidi,
Call Number: xz
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I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Goo, Maurene,
Call Number: YA
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In Real Life
Doctorow, Cory.
Call Number: 740.9999 D637
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Little Brother
Doctorow, Cory.

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.

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Little Chanclas
Lozano, José
Call Number: S xz
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Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Krull, Kathleen,
Call Number: x 796 K94 2013
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Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Krull, Kathleen.
Call Number: x 920 K94-6
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Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Krull, Kathleen.
Call Number: x 920 K94
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Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (And What the Neighbors Thought)
Krull, Kathleen.
Call Number: x 920 K94-5
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Mamá the alien/Mamá la extraterrestre
Colato Laínez, René
Call Number: S xz
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A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs
Sacre, Antonio
Call Number: xz
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No, No, Gnome!
Anstee, Ashlyn, author, illustrator.
Call Number: xz
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Pointe
Colbert, Brandy.
Call Number: YA
Theo is an aspiring ballerina with the talent and dedication to go all the way to the top. She’s headed for great things, but Theo also has some demons in her past, and she’ll have to figure out how to face them before she can move forward with her life. Readers who love complex stories with imperfect and achingly real characters should be sure to check this one out.
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Steptoe, Javaka
Call Number: x 92 B316St

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.  

 
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Real Friends: A True Story About Cool Kids and Crybabies
Hale, Shannon
Call Number: x GN
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Symptoms of Being Human
Garvin, Jeff.
Call Number: YA

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.

 
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The Three Sillies
Hewitt, Kathryn.
Call Number: x 398 H611
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The Year of the Rooster: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
Chin, Oliver Clyde, 1969-
Call Number: xz
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Zoolidays
Glassman, Bruce.
Call Number: xz
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