Take a Look, It’s in a Book
New and classic reads that can lift your heart, shape your path, and change your life
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
A powerful memoir of the beloved poet’s difficult upbringing and subsequent literary awakening.
All Boys Aren’t Blue
George M. Johnson
Personal essays about growing up queer and Black that will inspire, affirm, and educate readers.
Leave Only Footprints
A funny and informative travelogue of one man’s quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
The Lightmaker’s Manifesto
How to actually DO what you want to do and BE who you want to become.
Rules for reclaiming your power as a woman from an Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion.
Some outstanding fictionIf You Change Your Mind / Robby Weber Kings of B’More / R. Eric Thomas And They Lived… / Steven Salvatore Loveless / Alice Oseman Does My Body Offend You? / Mayra Cuevas & Marie Marquardt The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester / Maya MacGregor The Chosen One / Echo Brown Legendborn / Tracy Deonn
Great non-fiction readsHow to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance / Jean Chatzky, Kathryn Tuggle & the HerMoney Team You Are a Champion: How to be the Best You Can Be / Marcus Rashford Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers / Michelle Obama Educated / Tara Westover Into the Wild / Jon Krakauer The Pocket Change Collective Series / various authors
Suggestions from Amanda Hurley, Childrens’ and Young Adult Book Buyer at Tombolo Books, an independent bookseller in St. Pete