KC Public Library Blog
What does it mean to be part of two cultures? Kids who grow up in the United States but who are adopted from other countries ask themselves this often. They navigate the challenges and enjoy the richness of their complex heritages. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, below are books about international adoption with parents from the United States and babies from Asia. Whether or not your family has experienced cross-cultural adoption, these stories will resound. At their center, they are about the love between parents and their children.
Alice in the Country of Hearts, Omnibus Vol. 1, by QuinRose
Teen Reviewer: Erica Whorton
Alice in the Country of Hearts is a manga series based on the Japanese game Alice in the Country of Hearts Wonderful Wonder World, which in itself is a re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
When it comes to books about monsters, be prepared for all kinds! At a very young age, we create these creatures from the detailed corners of our imagination; it’s no surprise that there is no limit to the possibility and creation of monster stories. Below are just a few fun monster reads, either for the monster lover at heart or for someone looking for monsters with a funny and friendly side!
Fairy tales, myths and classic tales. We can’t get enough of them, and luckily publishers and authors agree! Below is a list of retellings, and if you STILL can’t get enough ask your local librarian for more recommendations, or check out this massive list that Epic Reads compiled: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/an-epic-chart-of-162-young-adult-retellings/
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Teen Reviewer: Khamedriah Grimes
"Normal" is not a word to describe this new paranormal fiction by Lili St. Crow. Dru Anderson is not the average girl getting ready for graduation and proms. She is too busy delving into the Real World, where werewolfs, zombies, and powerful immortals live. Dru has been in training with her dad since she was young. To be prepared for the Real World is not easy. One night she comes home and she fights a zombie who has broken into her house. When she figures out who it is, it turns her world upside down.