Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We Recommend Beth Kephart's The Heart Is Not a Size

One of our favorite teen books this spring is The Heart Is Not a Size by National Book Award nominee Beth Kephart. We're so excited that it made the Kids' Indie Next List!
“Beth Kephart has written another must-read book for teens in this story of a group of teens who travel to a Mexican border town to work to help the residents there. She isn't afraid to tackle such big issues as parental pressure, anorexia, and death, and she does it all with compassion, honesty, and beautiful writing.”
Also out this month is the paperback version of House of Dance, another fabulous book by Beth.
“Rosie's Granddad has always lived across town but she has never really known him. Then she learns that he is dying. So Rosie spends the summer with him, learning about his life. Lost and feeling alone, Rosie starts to take dance lessons and begins to discover herself. Filled with beautiful descriptions, a little bit of love, and fun characters, this is the perfect summer book.”

For more great teen reads, be sure to check out our Teen Recommended display in our historic Ballroom on the 2nd floor.

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