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CRC Reads: September 2020

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Picture Books and Early Readers

Hello, Neighbor by Matthew Cordell

Hello, Neighbor!

A biographical look at the life and career of Fred Rogers and the impact of his show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Lift by Minh LĂȘ and Dan Santat


Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility

Dandelion's Dream by Yoko Tanaka

Dandelion's Dream

In a meadow filled with dandelion buds just about to flower, one dandelion blooms into a real lion! 

Middle Grade

Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Beyond Me

In the aftermath of a major earthquake, eleven-year-old Maya overcomes her own fear to help others at home and in northeast Japan, where a tsunami caused great damage.

Lila and Hadley by Kody Keplinger

Lila and Hadley

The story of Hadley, a girl who is losing her vision, and Lila, a dour pit bull and the bond they form together.

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime

Young Adult

Spies by Marc Favreau


An account of the Cold War spies whose survival depended on carefully orchestrated deceptions as they fought in the shadows to help avert global nuclear war and, in so doing, changed the global landscape.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

The Fountains of Silence

At the Castellana Hilton in 1957 Madrid, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson connects with Ana Moreno through photography and fate as Daniel discovers the incredibly dark side of the city under Generalissimo Franco's rule.

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Kent State

Recounts the story of what happened at Kent State in May 1970, when four college students were killed by National Guardsmen, and a student protest was turned into a bloody battlefield.