Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson.

Pearl by Molly Idle
Click here to borrow Pearl by Molly Idle in eBook on Overdrive.

Pearl by Molly Idle is many things.

It is

  • emotional and moving.
  • a story of mothers and daughters.
  • a quasi-creation myth.
  • gorgeously illustrated.

It is

  • filled with mermaids, and krakens and a lush, fully-realized underwater world.
  • about responsibility and finding one’s place and your importance in the world.
  • a parable on how the smallest individuals can make the biggest impact.

It is also a book I absolutely adore.

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