Schroeder Library Media Center
May 2020 Newsletter
Reading During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Bibliotherapist Weighs In
- Giving yourself permission to read something light. Berthoud says while we may be tempted to think that we should pull out those classics we have always wanted to read, now may not be the time for Dostoevsky.
- Reading aloud to yourself or someone else. Reading to someone else can be especially effective in helping you re-engage in reading.
- Reading while doing something active. Berthoud hula hoops when she is too restless to sit and read. She has clients who read while walking or knitting.
- Listening to audiobooks. Many of us feel pressured to be productive. Audiobooks allow you to to read while completing mundane tasks like dusting.
Copyright in the Time of Covid
Please contact me with the title, author, publisher, and copyright date of the text that you would like to use, and I can help you make a fair use determination.
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon
The rom-com everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that's part of what makes it so amazing.
Frankly in Love, Frank Yoon
As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he’s forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don’t leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable.
Patron Saints of Nothing, Randy Ribay
A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder.
Darius the Great is Not Okay, Adib Khorram
Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.
The Astonishing Color of After, Emily X.R. Pan
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird.
Saints and Misfits, S.K. Ali
Saints and Misfits is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.
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