Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 10

Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their latest favorite reads.

Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can checkout on Overdrive and the Libby app.

See all Book Selfies posts here.



Lumberjanes series by Noelle Stevenson

Recommended by: Andrea C. at Haggard Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks

Genre: Young adult graphic novel

Description from Novelist:  Spunky and spirited girls pursue adventure and mystery in this graphic novel series for younger readers. Subtle messages of female empowerment occur throughout, all with plenty of wit and snark.

Lumberjanes Read-alikes

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Backstagers series by Andy Mientus
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series by Ryan North


Parasite series by Mira Grant

Recommended by: Amy B. at Haggard Library, available as eBooks

Genre: Science fiction

Description from Novelist:  In the future, a genetically engineered tapeworm protects most of the human populace from illness, boosts everyone’s immune system and even secretes designer drugs, but now the organisms have begun to change and want out of human bodies they occupy–at all costs.

Parasite Read-alikes

Lock In series by John Scalzi
Newsflesh series by Mira Grant
Spiral by Paul McEuen


Say It Now! Short English Sentences
馬上說,生活英文迷你短句 by 曾維郁

Recommended by: Amy C. at Davis Library, available as an eAudiobook

Genre: English as a Second Language

Description: Learn to use English in conversations about everyday topics, including home, transportation and travel, food and shopping, and school or the workplace.

Say it Now Read-alikes

臨時急用!你一定會用到的生活英語會話 by 臧琪蕾
我是英語會話王 by 王愛實
英文文法不小心就學會了by 何維綺


March series by John Lewis

Recommended by: Sarah O. at Haggard Library, available as eBooks

Genre: Graphic novel

Description: This graphic novel trilogy is a vivid firsthand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

March Read-alikes

Across that Bridge by John Lewis & David Keith
America in the King Years by Taylor Branch
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei


I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown

Recommended by: Jackie A. at Davis Library, available in print

Genre: Juvenile fiction, picture book

Description:  A father and son share a day in the city and a conversation about what they love about each other.

I am Perfectly Designed Read-alikes

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
Made for Me by Zack Bush

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