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Books about Kindness

Our Summer Reading theme this year is “All Together Now!”

Here are a few highly recommended children’s books that promote kindness. These books explore themes of empathy, compassion, friendship, and the importance of treating others with kindness. You can also see books about kindness and acceptance on display in front of the circulation desk at the library.


The giving tree / by Shel Silverstein


The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (grades preK-3)

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.







Last stop on Market Street / words by Matt de la Peña ; pictures Christian Robinson


Last Stop on Market Street words by Matt de la Peña ; pictures Christian Robinson (grades preK-3)

On Sundays, CJ and his nana ride the bus across town to their stop on Market Street. But today, CJ’s not happy about it. Today, he’s wondering out loud why they have to wait in the rain and why they don’t have a car like his other friends. But it’s Nana who opens young CJ’s eyes and shows him the real beauty in the world around them – the spirit of the bustling city, the music in everyday life, and the magic of their often overlooked neighbors.





The invisible boy / by Trudy Ludwig ; illustrated by Patrice Barton


The Invisible Boy  by Trudy Ludwig ; illustrated by Patrice Barton (grades k-4)

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody in class ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.






Each kindness / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis


Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis (grades k-3)

Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.






The golden rule / by Ilene Cooper ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska


The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper ; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (grades preK-3)

Grandpa explains that the golden rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life.








If you plant a seed / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson


If You Plant a Seed words and paintings by Kadir Nelson (grades preK-3)

If you plant a carrot seed . . . a carrot will grow. If you plant a lettuce seed . . . lettuce will grow. But what happens if you plant a seed of kindness . . . or selfishness? Award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.







Be kind / Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill


Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill (grades preK-3)

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.






The big umbrella / Amy June Bates ; cowritten with Juniper Bates


The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates ; cowritten with Juniper Bates

By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn’t matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn’t matter how many legs you have. Don’t worry that there won’t be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates cowrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.




A sick day for Amos McGee / written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead


A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead (grades preK-3)

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.





The lion & the mouse / Jerry Pinkney


The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (grades preK-3)

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher’s trap.





Kindness makes us strong / Sophie Beer


Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer (preK)

This joyful board book shows various children as they extend kindness in all kinds of situations: on the playground, at lunchtime, on a bike path, and on a neighborhood street.







Have you filled a bucket today? : a guide to daily happiness for kids / by Carol McCloud ; illustrated by David Messing


Have you filled a bucket today? by Carol McCloud ; illustrated by David Messing (grades preK-4)

Using a simple metaphor of a bucket and a dipper, author Carol McCloud illustrates that when we choose to be kind, we not only fill the buckets of those around us, but also fill our OWN bucket! Conversely, when we choose to say or do mean things, we are dipping into buckets. All day long, we are either filling up or dipping into each other’s buckets by what we say and what we do. When you’re a bucket filler, you make the world a better place to be!




Wonder / R.J. Palacio


Wonder by R.J. Palacio (grades 3-8)

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid–but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness.” Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.








Pride Month

June is Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month™

Pride month is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place in June of each year. It originated from the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, when LGBTQ+ activists, many of them people of color, stood up against police raids and harassment of the LGBTQ+ community.

The following year, the first Pride march was held in New York City on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and it was followed by similar events in other cities across the US. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the first National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in June of that year. Since then, June has been recognized as Pride month in the US, and LGBTQ+ communities around the world hold events and celebrations during this time to promote acceptance, equality, and visibility.

The American Library Association designates June as Rainbow Book Month,™ a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

As LGBTQ+ rights are continually under attack nationally and globally, we invite you to browse these stories by and about LGBTQ+ lives as we stand in solidarity and celebration with the LGBTQ+ community this June.


Young Mungo : a novel by Douglas Stuart The guncle : a novel by Steven Rowley The seven moons of Maali Almeida : a novel by Shehan Karunatilaka Lawn boy : a novel by Jonathan Evison Love after the end An anthology of two-spirit and indigiqueer speculative fiction. Edited by Joshua Whitehead

Young Mungo by Douglas Stewart (Booker Prize-winning author)

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka (Winner of the Booker Prize, 2022.)

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison (Alex Award, 2019)

Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction edited by Joshua Whitehead (eBook on Libby)

Nonfiction and Memoir

How we fight for our lives : a memoir by Saeed Jones We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib. Narrated by Rosalyn Coleman Williams Let the record show A political history of act up new york, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman Sorted Growing up, coming out, and finding my place (a transgender memoir) by Jackson Bird The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib (Audiobook on Libby)

Let The Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman (eAudiobook on Libby. Also available in libraries.)

Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding my Place by Jackson Bird (Audiobook on Libby)

The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc


LGBTQ+ youth have been disproportionately affected by an increase in book bannings and healthcare restrictions. Let these books and more be resources for teens who are looking for a place in this world to be loved and accepted for who they are.

Fiction and Memoir

Last night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo Felix ever after by Kacen Callender The black flamingo by Dean Atta Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto by George M. Johnson

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (Winner of multiple awards. eBook on Libby. Also available as eAudiobook and in libraries)

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Stonewall honor book. eBook on Libby. Also available in libraries)

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Stonewall Award winner. eBook on Libby. Also available as eAudiobook and in libraries)

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (eAudiobook on Libby. Also available in libraries)

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson


The pride guide A guide to sexual and social health for lgbtq youth by Jo Langford Queer The ultimate lgbtq guide for teens by Kathy Belge Pride : an inspirational history of the LGBTQ+ movement by Stella Caldwell ; illustrated by Season of Victory Beyond magenta Transgender teens speak out. Edited by Susan Kuklin The abc's of lgbt+ (gender identity book for teens) by Ashley Mardell

The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth by Jo Langford (eBook on Libby. Also available in libraries)

Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge (eBook on Libby. Also available in libraries)

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Stella Caldwell

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Stonewall honor book. eBook on Libby. Also available at libraries in print and audio)

The Abc’s of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell (eBook on Libby. Also available in libraries)


AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. This is a month dedicated to honoring and uplifting AAPI individuals and their cultures. No matter what you prefer to read, there’s an AAPI author out there who has written something you’re sure to connect with.

Here are some ideas from our collection. You may also be interested in the images and exhibitions available through the Library of Congress website at

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (Fiction)

Severance by Ling Ma (Fiction)

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang (Fiction)

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama (Fiction)

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar (Fiction)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Fiction)

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Fiction)

Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian (Fiction)

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo (Fiction)

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (Fiction)

Babel by R.F. Kuang (Fiction)

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, and Philip Wang (Nonfiction)


Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang (Memoir)

What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo (Memoir)

Know My Name by Chanel Miller (Memoir)

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (Essays)

Here are some Young Adult (YA) suggestions from our collection! Many are award winners and hold a place on “Best Of” Lists.


The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Displacement by Kiku Hughes

A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong

Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee


Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Legend by Marie Lu

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

National Library Week

Adamstown Area Library encourages everyone in our community to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer.

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and eBooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries.

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. Adamstown Area Library offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources, as well as a Library of Things that includes children’s costume kits, baking kits, museum passes, musical instruments, and yard games.

And libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers and local businesses. Adamstown Area Library supports the communities of Adamstown, Denver, Brecknock, East & West Cocalico townships with services such as job fairs, resume assistance, and technology training.

If you haven’t checked out Adamstown Area Library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with us during National Library Week, April 23-29. Follow on Facebook @adamstownarealibrary and the hashtag #National Library Week to join the online celebration.

Here are a few of the things Adamstown Area Library offers:

Costume kits

Musical instruments

Yard games

Museum passes

Events and Programs for Adults

Children’s Storytimes and Events

Local history collection

Online access to magazines and newspapers

Online homework help

Job search assistance (online and in-person)

Technology assistance (by appointment and on the 2nd Friday of each month)

Summer reading programs

A brand-new 3D printer, Coming soon!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

Trans Day of Visibility

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. #tdov

Trans Day of Visibility is set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of trans and non-binary people and raise awareness of the discrimination that people face.

Trans and non-binary people are a part of our local community. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 42% of adults in the United States personally know someone who is transgender or goes by gender-neutral pronouns.

Libraries serve every member of the community. The American Library Association (ALA) encourages libraries to create safe environments for gender diverse, transgender, and intersex library users, stating that, “Discrimination based on gender identity or expression is damaging to the health of children, families, and society. Libraries must actively affirm and support the safety and rights of transgender people.”

If you’d like to learn more, consider one of these books at the library or on Libby.



The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc

All boys aren’t blue : a memoir-manifesto by George M. Johnson.

Sorted : Growing up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (a Transgender Memoir) by Jackson Bird (eBook)

Fiction by Trans and Non-binary Authors

The Thirty Names of Night : a novel by Zeyn Joukhadar

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

Confessions of the Fox : a novel by Jordy Rosenberg. (also available as eBook)

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White. (eBook)

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve. (eBook)

In Deeper Waters by F.T Lukens. (eBook)

Titles of Interest

Diary of a misfit : a memoir and a mystery by Casey Parks (New)

Unbound : Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity by Arlene Stein (eBook)

The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth by Jo Langford (eBook)

Feature: Cookbooks

March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to try a new healthy recipe! The library has a large selection of cookbooks for a variety of dietary needs and food preferences. Here are a few of our newest and most popular.

Not every recipes is healthy, though. You can learn more about National Nutrition Month and browse a selection of healthy, balanced recipes at For additional information, check out the National Institutes of Health’s Physical Wellness Toolkit at

Newest Cookbooks at the library

What would Jesus eat cookbook by Don Colbert, MD.

The brain health kitchen : preventing Alzheimer’s through food with 100 recipes by Annie Fenn, MD.

The vegan week : meal prep recipes to feed your future self by Gena Hamshaw

Downshiftology healthy meal prep : 100+ make-ahead recipes and quick-assembly meals by Lisa Bryan


Our Most Popular Cookbooks of the past 5 Years

Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering by Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets

The whole30 fast & easy : 150 simply delicious everyday recipes for your whole30 / Melissa Hartwig

The Whole Smiths good food cookbook : delicious real food recipes to cook all year long by Michelle Smith

The pioneer woman cooks : the new frontier : 112 fantastic favorites for everyday eating by Ree Drummond


Our Most Popular Cookbooks of All Time

The Tasha Tudor cookbook : recipes and reminiscences from Corgi Cottage written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor with Carol Johnston Lueck

Barefoot Contessa at home : everyday recipes you’ll make over and over again by Ina Garten

Betty Groff’s Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook with illustrations by Heather Saunders.

The pioneer woman cooks : food from my frontier / Ree Drummond

Feature: Romance

Whether you love to read romance or you’re just dipping your toes into the genre, consider one of these award-winning romance novels or one of our newest titles for Valentine’s Day.


A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske — Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards: The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award Winner. (Listen to the audiobook on Libby)

Book Lovers by Emily Henry — Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Romance 2022 winner with 175,857 votes; She Reads: Best Romance of 2022 & Best Seller at The Ripped Bodice. Also available on Libby as an eBook or audiobook.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood — Goodreads Choice Awards Romance Nominee; A LibraryReads 2022 Favorite & Indie Next Pick. Also available on Libby as an eBook or audiobook.

**Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Romance 2022 Nominees
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover — Goodreads Choice Awards Romance Nominee (2nd place)
It Starts with Us (It Ends with Us #2) by Colleen Hoover — also available on Libby as an eBook or audiobook
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune — also available on Libby (get the eBook)
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi — Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Romance 2022 Nominee and a favorite on many lists this year. Also available on Libby as eBook or audiobook
**2022 Best Sellers at The Ripped Bodice LA
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood — The audiobook is also available on Libby.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid — also available on Libby as eBook and eAudiobook
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Bright Falls, #1) by Ashley Herring Blake — Also a Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Romance 2022 Nominee. Available on Libby
**Newest Romances at Adamstown
MacGregor Ever After by Nora Roberts
Yesterday’s Tides by Roseanna M. White
Blue Moon Haven by Janet Dailey
Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

Winter Reading: Movies Based on Books

What films come to mind when you think of movies based on books? To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, The Hours, Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter – they’re all great! 

If you’re looking for something new, here are a few movies based on books recently released on DVD and available from the library.

To find more, you can also do a search for “film adaptations” in the catalog.

The Dry — Detective – 6.8/10 IMDb / 90% on Rotten Tomatoes – won 6 Australian film awards

Dune (2021) — Action – 8.0/IMDb / 83% Rotten Tomatoes – won 6 Oscars and 168 other awards

Nightmare Alley — Crime – 7.0/10 IMDb / 81% Rotten Tomatoes – nominated for 4 Oscars, won 28 other awards

Illusions perdues = Lost illusions — Drama – 7.4/10 IMDb / 93% Rotten Tomatoes – won 8 French film awards


South Beach Love — Romance – 6.0/10 IMDb / no rating

Both Sides of the Blade — Romance – 6.2/10 IMDb / 83% Rotten Tomatoes – Berlin Film Festival Winner

Mr. Malcolm’s List — Romance – 5.8/10 IMDb / 82% Rotten Tomatoes – nominated for an Image Award (NAACP)

Fatherhood — Comedy/Drama – 6.6/10 IMDb / 67% Rotten Tomatoes – nominated for a People’s Choice Award


A Journal for Jordan — Drama – 5.9/10 IMDb / Audiences liked this one better than critics did – nominated for Image Awards (NAACP)

Minamata — Drama – 7.3/10 IMDb / 78% Rotten Tomatoes

Bandit — Crime – 6.4/10 IMDb / 74% Rotten Tomatoes

The Power of the Dog –Western – 6.8/10 / 94% Rotten Tomatoes. Critics liked this one better than audiences did – Won 1 Oscar and 271 other awards


Bullet Train — Action -7.3/10 IMDb / Audiences liked this one better than critics did – nominated for a People’s Choice Award

Death on the Nile — Detective – 6.3/10 IMDb / 62% Rotten Tomatoes – nominated for a People’s Choice Award

The Good House — Comedy/Drama – 6.4/10 IMDb / 73% Rotten Tomatoes – 1 award  & 1 nomination

Three Thousand Years of Longing — Fantasy/Romance – 6.7/10 IMDb / 72% Rotten Tomatoes – 16 award nominations



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Winter Reading: Award Winners

So many awards! If you’re looking for an award-winning book to enjoy during Winter reading, here’s a partial list of books that won awards this year. Each of the following books was written for adults and won an award in 2022.

Many of these titles can be used to check other boxes on your card too! There are science fiction award-winners, westerns, books written by women and BIPOC authors, and even some non-fiction for your winter reading bingo. All are available at Adamstown Area Library.

The rabbit hutch / Tess Gunty — National Book Award 2022

Trust / Hernan Diaz — Kirkus Prize 2022

The book of form and emptiness / Ruth Ozeki — Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022

The other black girl : a novel / Zakiya Dalila Harris — American Book Award 2022

Covered with night : a story of murder and Indigenous justice in early America / Nicole Eustace — Pulitzer Prize 2022: History

Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city / Andrea Elliott — Pulitzer Prize 2022: General Nonfiction

A desolation called peace / Arkady Martine — Hugo Award for Best Novel 2022. Locus Award: SF Novel 2022

A master of djinn / P. Djèlí Clark — Nebula Award for Best Novel of 2021. Locus Award: Best First Novel 2022. Compton Crook Award 2022.

Bonus Title: My heart is a chainsaw/ Stephen Graham Jones — Shirley Jackson Winner 2022. Bram Stoker Award 2022. Locus Award: Horror Novel 2022


Razorblade tears / S.A. Cosby — Macavity Awards: Best Mystery Novel 2022. Barry Awards: Best Mystery/Crime Novel 2022. Hammett Award 2021.

Arsenic and adobo / Mia P. Manansala — Macavity Awards: Best First Mystery Novel 2022

The removed : a novel / Brandon Hobson — Western Heritage Awards (Wrangler Award): Novel 2022

Dark sky : a Joe Pickett novel / C.J. Box — Spur Awards: Best Western Novel 2022

The Orchard House / Heidi Chiavaroli — Carol Award Winner 2022 (historical)

A piece of the moon / Chris Fabry — Carol Award Winner 2022 (contemporary)

The prince of spies / Elizabeth Camden — Carol Award Winner 2022 (historical romance)

All that really matters / Nicole Deese — Carol Award Winner 2022 (romance)


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Winter Reading: Quick Reads

Looking for something to read? We can help!

Here are some short novels for a quick weekend read – to help you fill those squares in Winter Reading Bingo!

Short Classics:


Of mice and men by John Steinbeck – 186 pages, award-winner, banned or challenged

The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 172 pages, banned or challenged

The great divorce by C.S. Lewis – 125 pages

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston – 219 pages, banned or challenged, written by a woman, BIPOC author


Even Shorter: Classic Novellas

A Christmas carol : in prose being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens – 85 pages

The little prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry – 96 pages

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – 97 pages

Animal farm by George Orwell – 113 pages, banned or challenged


Recent short fiction:


Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy – 189 pages, 2022

Of women and salt by Gabriela Garcia – 207 pages, 2021, written by a woman, BIPOC author, award-winner

The cat who saved books by Sosuke Natsukawa – 198 pages, 2021, set in another country

The silence by Don DeLillo – 117 pages, 2021



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