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Your Call: What are you reading this summer?

Children at Oakland Public Library in California participate in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.

Your Call for July 17th, 2014: We’ll open the lines to get your recommendations for reading while on vacation or enjoying a long summer evening. Have a book you’re looking forward to reading right now? Do you have an all-time favorite everyone should know about, or a new discovery you can't wait to share? If you’re a parent, how are you inspiring your child to read, and what are the books your kids can’t put down? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Kevin Hunsanger, co-owner of Green Apple Books

Carla Kozak, collections developer for children’s and teen books at the San Francisco Public Library

Web Resources:

Pintrest Page of 2014 Children's Books Recommendations from the SFPL

Summer Read SF 2014 at SFPL

NPR - A Diverse #SummerReading List for Kids

Green Apple Books

San Francisco Public Library



Recommended Books from our show:


The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz

Closed for Winter by Georgia Blain

Vanessa Redgrave: An Autobiography

Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Goliath by Max Blumenthal

An Act of State: Execution of Martin Luther King by William Pepper

Anything that Moves by Nick Turse

9/11 and the American Empire by David Ray Griffin

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Power of Now by Eckhart Tole

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

California by Edan Lepucki

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt – The Home Front in WWII by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Abroad by Katie Crouch

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Do Not Sell at Any Price by Amanda Petrusich

Journey by Erin Becker

One Summer by Bill Bryson

Animal Architecture by Ingo Arndt

Children’s Books:

Anything by Sandra Boynton

Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett

Locomotive by Brian Floca

The Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

This Orc He Caveboy by David Elliot

Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner

Redwoods / Gravity / The Gallapagos by Jason Chin

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

anything by Kate De Camillo