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Seg. 1: Mayor-Elect Quinton Lucas | Seg. 2: Summer Reading Picks

Segment 1: Post-election wrap-up with new Kansas City mayor.

Voters selected a new mayor for Kansas City, as well as some new council members. We spoke with mayor-elect Quinton Lucas then analyzed Tuesday's election results. 

Segment 2, beginning at 23:29: Kansas librarians' summer reading recommendations for children.

By now youngsters would normally be complaining about it being too hot to play outside but these days it's more likely to be too wet. Either way, our friends from the Johnson County Libary gave a list of their favorite books for kids of all ages that are perfect come rain or come shine!

  • Elena McVicar, youth collections librarian, Johnson County Library
  • Dennis Ross, youth services supervisor, Johnson County Library
  • Debbie McLeod, librarian emerita, Johnson County Library

Here are the titles recommended by the librarians:

  • "One of Us Is Lying" by Karen McManus, grades 9 and up
  • "New Kid" by Jerry Craft, grades 5-8
  • "Dig" by Amy Sarig King, grades 8 and up
  • "Fix a Car!" by Chris Schweizer, grades 5 and up
  • "Bake Like a Pro!" by Falynn Koch, grades 5 and up
  • "The Bridge Home" by Padma Venkatraman, grades 4-6
  • "Harbor Me" by Jacqueline Woodson, grades 4-6
  • "Your are New" by Lucy Knisley, ages 4-6
  • "Vamos" by Raul III, grades K-4
  • "The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science" by Joyce Sidman, grades 5-8
  • "With the Fire on High" by Elizabeth Acevedo, grades 9 and up
  • "We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices" by Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson, grades 3-7
  • "See You in the Cosmos" by Jack Cheng, grades 4-6
  • "Because of the Rabbit" by Cynthia Lord, grades 4-6
  • "Finding Langston" by Lesa Cline-Ransome, grades 3-6
  • "Illuminae" by Amie Kaufman, grades 7 and up
  • "Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword" by Henry Lien, grades 5-8
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.