Monday, July 15, 2013

Staff Picks

June has always shared a special relationship with her uncle, Finn. June treasures the time they share together—wandering the Cloisters, their weekly Sunday visits, watching a classic film together, or eating dumplings in Chinatown.

When Finn dies of AIDS, June is devastated. Soon, June begins to uncover secrets about her uncle, and begins an unlikely friendship as she tries to deal with her grief.

Set in 1987, Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt explores the stereotypes and myths about AIDS through a timeless coming-of-age story. Full of relatable characters who struggle with their own prejudices while trying to overcome their hatred and heartache, this adult novel is perfect for fans of young adult fiction like The Fault in Our Stars.

Cleo Slaughter
Youth Services Supervisor