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Celebrity Recommended YA Reads

by Kristine


While driving home one morning I heard the amazing Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on NPR talking about raising kids and books. Of course, my ears perked up. Dr. Kendi recommended a handful of books for young adults (YA) and the idea for a display was born. I did some research into other well-known people who had recommended YA books and I found some great titles recommended by a cool mix of people. The display, called “Recommended By…” debuted earlier in the week in the YA section of the Library and I hope that patrons can find some inspiration for their next great book.


Here are a few of the recommendations included in the display.

  • Ibram X. Kendi recommends The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Reese Witherspoon recommends The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

  • Makenzie Foy recommends The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  • Jason Reynolds recommends A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

  • Yara Shahidi recommends When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

  • Kit Harrington recommends 1984 by George Orwell

  • George R.R. Martin recommends The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Margaret Cho recommends Anna K. by Jenny Lee

  • Megan Rapinoe recommends Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

  • Oprah Winfrey recommends We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

Click here to view all of the titles on this display!





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