Librarian's Picks: Books to Read the Week of August 27

Each week, librarians from Prince George's County Public Libraries will pick a few books they think should be added to your summer reading list. Let us know what you think!

Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix Up
by Melissa Thomson

The teacher brought a delicious chocolate cake to school to celebrate Keena’s birthday, but there is a BIG problem. It isn’t really her birthday!

Call Number: J FICTION THO
Grades: 2 - 4.

Eighth Grade Superzero
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

What if you threw up on the first day of 8th grade? Would your new nickname be Pukey and ruin all chances of a social life forever? Maybe. But as Reggie finds out, there is more to life than middle school. And, who knows, you might even end up being Class President!

Grades: 7 - 9.

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
by Deborah Rodriguez

American Deborah Rodriguez uses her skills as a hairdresser to open a beauty school in Afghanistan, providing the Afghani women with both a place of refuge and the skills to be independent.

Call Number: TEEN 305.48697 ROD
Grades: 9 - 12. 

by Lisa Unger

Part family saga, part nerve-wracking suspense, much of Heartbroken takes place on a secluded Adirondack island, where family matriarch Birdie Burke (a hard, unwelcoming woman) has been seeing a mysterious figure in the days before her adult children are due to arrive for a family vacation, families in tow. Circumstances (and outsiders), however, intervene, and what promises to be a challenging "vacation" for a dysfunctional family instead becomes a nightmare. 

Call Number: FICTION UNG
Section: Adult Fiction

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