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April 23, 2021 is World Book Day--sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Book Day has been celebrated since 1995 and is all about the joys of reading for fun. Check out some of the titles below to honor the day!
Fans of Sadie will want to check out Summers’ new novel. After Bea and Lo’s parents are killed in an accident, Bea joins The Unity Project, led by a charismatic (cult) leader. Bea cut off contact with Lo and, after six years, Lo is determined to find her. Will Lo be able to save her sister from the cult?
Mia’s sister, Sam, is getting married and one of the groomsmen has dropped out of the wedding. Mia has to find a date for the wedding otherwise she will be stuck with the groom’s 12 year old brother to escort her. With a Starbucks gift card on the line, Mia’s friends set her up in a bunch of “meet cute” situations inspired by their favorite rom-coms. Will Mia meet her perfect match before the wedding?
Netflix drops the first season of the Shadow and Bone series on April 23! This good versus evil fantasy story features Alina and Mal. Alina saves Mal’s life and discovers she can perform powerful magic. World-building fantasy fans will want to check this one out--get lost in the Grishaverse on the screen and on the page!
This isn’t your grandmother’s historical fiction! It’s the summer of 1977 and there is a serial killer targeting teen girls running around NYC. Nora and her boyfriend, Pablo, disco their way through the hot, dangerous summer following their high school graduation. Bonus: Medina is also visiting KPL virtually on May 21, discussing her book Merci Suarez Changes Gears. If you want to attend, you can click here to register!
Viv has had enough of school dress codes and fawning over the football team. She takes a lesson from her mom’s book and starts a feminist zine, spawning a whole revolution in her Texas high school. The movie based on this book dropped on Netflix back in March. Check them both out!