I highly recommend checking out Epic Reads! It is a website dedicated to young adult books, authors and stories with great recommendations, book trailers, and so much more. Find local events that celebrate reading and connect with some of your favorite authors. It is a fun site! If you find a book we do not currently have in our school library, please ask me or Kathy and we can order for you! Check out epicreads.com!
Proof of Heaven is a fascinating non-fiction story about a neurosurgeon who finds himself waking up from a coma. It talks of his journey with a disease in his brain and overcoming tremendous odds. A very interesting non-fiction read!
New and noteworthy books
Educated by Tara Westover is her memoir of being raised by survivalists in the mountains of Idaho. She wanted a new life and this is her journey to finding herself and how to receive an education. She goes on to earn a PhD and work to change the trajectory of her future.
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Ben Pasek, and Justin Paul is the novel version of the hit Broadway Show. “A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity, and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.”
Kelly Jensen’s (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health talks about what it means to understand mental health to 33 actors, athletes, writers, and artists. If you have ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages…and let’s get talking.