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Summer Reads

Book recommendations for children and young adults (by local authors!) and mature readers for whom d-i-e-t is a four-letter word.

You Can Call Me Katelyn, by Keri T. Collins

What happens when you don't like your name? There's nothing you can do about it, right? But not Katelyn. She didn't like her original name, and she did something about it! Join Katelyn on her journey as she teaches kids and parents that if you decide to live your dream, nothing is impossible. Becoming who you want starts with a choice, no matter your age. Keri T. Collins is a parent advocate, all-around champion of taking action, and the author of two children’s books.

Red Hood, by Elana K. Arnold. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it. Arnold resides in Huntington Beach and is the author of five-star books including A Boy Called Bat and What Girls Are Made Of, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. 

How Not To Diet, by Dr. Michael Greger, MD

Dr. Greger builds the ultimate weight loss guide from the ground up with a timeless, proactive approach that can stand up to any new trend. Chock full of actionable advice and groundbreaking dietary research, How Not to Diet will put an end to dieting—and replace those constant weight-loss struggles with a simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyle.