Top 3 Right Now: Lindsey’s Top 3 Recent Reads

This week we’re featuring a Top 3 list from Lindsey, our teen services master at the Coupeville Community Library.

Take it away, Lindsey!

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

“I don’t know why it took me so long to read Kwame Alexander, but I picked up Rebound on a whim and I’m so grateful I did! Charlie Bell, grieving for his dad and battling a strained relationship with his mom, isn’t happy when he’s sent to live with his grandparents for the summer, but the summer of 1988 turns out to be one of his best yet. This book has basketball, Marvel comics, 80s references, hilarious friendships, roller rinks, and Kwame’s verse is on point.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Another powerful novel in verse that I read recently was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Fifteen-year-old Xiomara feels everything so intensely. She has a controlling religious mother, an absent father, a quiet twin brother with his own potentially devastating secrets, and a best friend who is the ‘good Catholic girl’ Xiomara could never be. Ultimately she finds her tribe in the slam poetry group at her school. This girl’s voice is that of a born poet, aching to burst free.

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

Finally, I’m still obsessed with the fantastic popular science book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. I was a dinosaur kid. The sauropods, gentle giants with lumbering bodies and birdlike lungs, have always been my favorite dinosaurs. Author Stephen Brusatte shares all kinds of fascinating tidbits about dinosaurs, Earth’s evolution, and life in the field of paleontology. Did you know that some tyrannosaurs had feathers, not for flying but for warmth or display? I didn’t!”

What a diversely awesome top 3 list, Lindsey! Thanks!

Stay tuned next week when Kathy from our Snohomish library will give her Top 3 Fantasy titles for a wider audience.

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