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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023: Beach Reads: Katharine Covino’s Books

[The arrival of summer means a lot of good things, but high on the list for this AmericanStudier is the chance to read for pleasure, preferably on a beach blanket with a view of the crashing surf. For this year’s annual Beach Reads series, I’ll highlight recent or forthcoming books by colleagues and friends. Add your Beach Read ideas and nominations for a crowd-sourced weekend post that’ll always keep toes in the sand!]

Look, young adults can’t boogie-board or suntan all summer long; they need great Beach Reads too. So do their parents, their grandparents, their aunts and uncles, all those who might be seeking to better understand and support the young adults in their lives. Fortunately, my awesome FSU colleague Katharine Covino has co-written (with Elizabeth Englander and an illustrator) a series of perfect such books: The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide for Kids (2020); The Insanely Awesome POST Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide for Kids (2021); and their newest collaboration, You Got a Phone! (Now Read This Book) (2022). Those books are such great resources that they might make said young adult get off the beach blanket and head out on further adventures—but that just means they’ll return to regale the beach party with all the summertime fun details!

Next Beach Reads tomorrow,


PS. What do you think? Beach Reads you’d nominate?

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