February is devoted to our fellow page-turners; those in passionate pursuit of a good story, whether it’s fact or fiction, mysterious or scientific, romantic or suspenseful.

We couldn't let this #LibraryLoversMonth chapter come to a close without promoting our Extra-Ordinary Readers program and its bookish ambassador Melissa Amos. Her February picks are featured below. Give the empowering gift of knowledge to a homeless child when you buy books from EOB's Amazon Wish List.

 

Title: Press Here

Author: Herve Tullet

Audience: Infants/Toddlers

We Why Like It: "This book was a hit at our holiday book fair event. Its instructional design makes it interactive and great for very young readers. We recommend letting your imagination and creativity take over when sharing this book with your child."

 

Title: Last Stop on Market Street

Author: Matt de la Peña

Audience: Elementary/Middle School

We Why Like It: "It reminds us to appreciate the vibrant, diverse communities and worlds around us. The protagonists CJ and Nana have a Sunday tradition: taking the bus to church. This story follows their journey throughout the city, as Nana awakens CJ to the beauty surrounding them."

 

Title: Crenshaw

Author: Katherine Applegate

Audience: Young Adult

Why We Like It: "This tale is so relatable for the homeless children and families we serve. Moreover, it helps those who aren't homeless understand the experience with empathy and grace. The story's protagonist Jackson is guided by Crenshaw, an imaginary friend who helps him deal with the uncertainties of homelessness—and teaches him about the power of hope, friendship, love, and resiliency in the process."

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