105 Ways to Give a Book

Booklights and Summer Books

Today at PBS Booklights I’m sharing thirteen chapter books that take place during the summer. I tried to include a mix of styles, genres, and characters, but in general, I went with a lighter tone in the books I selected. There were many more titles that could have been included, and I think I’ll do one more list of tween/teen selections. I hesitate to commit because making each of these lists took a long time — much longer than I thought it would.

Anyway, last week I wondered here if there were an ideal way to indicate race and culture in very short reviews. This week I come with a new problem that perhaps you — yes, you, author person — can solve: I couldn’t find many summer stories that feature kids of color. Can someone get on this, please?

Oh, and here’s last week’s list of Summer Picture Books again — because, as I mentioned, it took a long time to make so I need to get like, double credit for it.


tanita✿davis said...

I'm on it! I'm on it!

Seriously: I started a Middle Grade novel this week -- nervously, I don't really know what I'm doing -- but so far it's fun.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Go Tanita! Sounds like you're on to something.