Children’s Book List: Summer 2019

To accompany our adult read of Waking up White, our DRE Margit Griffith has identified books for children and youth that are available at the Lincoln Library so families may share in this discovery and discussion.

Non Fiction

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways by Michael Genhart

Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano

Picture Book

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (2016 Edition)

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

Middle Grade

Blended by Sharon Draper

Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino


All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Adult Learning: Fall Book Club Preview

“The Hidden Life of Trees” : FPL Book Group Next Meeting Tuesday September 17,  6:30 pm. Stearns Room:
The FPL Book Group will be discussing “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate- Discoveries from a Secret World” by Peter Wohlleben. Summer and fall are great times for long walks to look at trees, so Please join us in reading and discussing this fascinating book on September 17!

Are trees social beings? ….. forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.” — Amazon.

The book is available new and used in paperback, hardback and an illustrated addition, and through the Lincoln Library Minuteman Network.

Mary Helen Lorenz for
FPL Book Group