A Plymouth librarian offers two enticing reads this month.
With so many books available, how to choose? Librarian Jim Magnuson came to the rescue to bring us a few of the best books of September for your fall reading.
Books for Adults
When Kate St. Vincent Vogl was in first grade, she wanted to become the first female astronaut, and if that didn’t work out, she said she’d be a writer. “Sally Ride beat me to it,” Vogl says. Vogl, a Plymouth resident, published her first work in April 2009, a memoir titled Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers, which chronicles her journey of connecting with her birth mother.
Reading outside is a great way to enjoy
the warm summer days, and Plymouth librarian Joanna Redman has provided
us with some great suggestions for
Books for Adults
Plymouth Library will host two local authors talking about their books. Mindy Mejia will be stopping by on September 19 and sharing about her new novel Everything You Want Me to Be. This story centers around a murder taking place in a small Minnesota community.
From a young age, Abby Cooper’s life has revolved around reading much-loved books, creating her own neighborhood libraries and putting her thoughts and feelings into writing. So it’s fitting that the young author, a 2007 graduate of Armstrong High School, has come full circle in contributing her own literary work to young readers.
Sometimes the best ideas simply fizzle out. Perhaps the idea doesn’t have widespread appeal, or maybe the idea isn’t backed by enough passion. But four years after Plymouth brothers Mohammed and Amin Aaser first had the idea to write and produce character-building books for Muslim children, they discovered they had both an eager audience and a passion dedicated to build a brand called Noor Kids.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Born with a facial deformity, 10-year-old Auggie navigates being the new kid in his first mainstream school. “It’s the best kids’ book I’ve read in the last five years, and I keep recommending it to adults, too,” says librarian Linnea F.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This New York Times bestseller explores the changing relationship between twins Jude and Noah. With themes of romance, tragedy, grief, and healing, librarian Joanna R. calls this book “a gem and a fantastic read.”
When school is out, picking up a book is often the last thing a kid wants to do, but Plymouth Library is here to help. With summer reading programs and events, get kids excited to crack open a new book.
Paws to Read
Kids entering grades 1–3 can practice their literary skills by reading to trained therapy dogs. Volunteers will be available to help kids strengthen their vocabulary and become more confident readers. July 6, 3–4:30 p.m.
Author and corporate guru Dan Rust has released his first novel, Workplace Poker, which helps professionals harness the extra skills necessary to propel themselves through their careers by navigating the ins and outs of the corporate environment. The Plymouth resident has worked in corporate development and training for more than 20 years, gaining insights into the nuisances of office politics.