Pick of the Month

WITF's Pick of the Month bring's you the very best books and more. Every month we’ll recommend a great book for you to check out--from biographies and novels to poetry, children’s books and more. We’ll promote selections monthly on WITF TV and on WITF FM 89.5. Read along with us as we discover literary finds that engage, enlighten and entertain. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest info about monthly picks—including details on how you can meet the authors. Pick up a copy and start reading today!

August pick of the month: "The Big Umbrella" by Amy June Bates

Written by WITF Staff | Jul 26, 2018 4:48 PM
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WITF is partnering with Midtown Scholar Bookstore on a Pick of the Month. Read along with us and discover books we think you'll like. August's pick is the children's book The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates. A longtime illustrator, June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance.

"A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" --Kirkus Reviews

"A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion." --Booklist

"This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work...A lovely addition to any library collection, for classroom use or for sharing at home." --School Library Journal

Signed copies of the Pick of the Month are available at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.

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