Top 3 Right Now: Kathy S., the New Teen Librarian at Snohomish

This week we are featuring Kathy, who is the new Teen Librarian at our Snohomish branch.   Marysville students might recognize her as “that librarian who ate a bug at our assembly,” though, since she worked at our Marysville branch for many years and had some very memorable school visits to promote the library’s Explore Summer programs.

It seems that Kathy sure does enjoy eating odd foods in the name of literacy. 😉

Kathy, what books have you enjoyed lately?

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Dreamy magical realism more than fantasy, with lovely writing and gorgeous imagery: colors and different pumpkins and water and legends and becoming yourself, no matter how odd the community thinks that is. Echoes of La Llorona weeping for the children she drowned. Worthy of consideration for the Printz award.

The Romantics by Leah Konen

How do you explore a variety of romantic relationships without actually going through the pain and bother yourself? Does a “meet cute” automatically mean love like in romantic comedy movies? Is True Love always for your whole life? Who would know better than Love?
And finally,

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Like all the best SciFi, this extrapolates the next step in technology and then asks very human “what if” questions. If there is no more death, what effect does that have on society? How does this affect the people chosen to be Scythes? What if certain Scythes start to like their job too much? The book has absolutely no sex or romantic talk beyond a single brief kiss, but quite a bit of blood.

Thanks for the suggestions, Kathy – these books sound fantastic!
If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email teens@sno-isle.org and include:

The titles of the three books that teens would enjoy (they can be published for any age group).
One or two sentences describing what it is about each book that has you in its grip right now.
A photo of yourself. We like wacky!

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