Eden Prairie Librarians’ Summer Book Picks

Celebrate our nation's birth by reflecting on its past.

Left for Dead: a young man's search for justice for the USS Indianapolisby Peter NelsonRecommended by John KnaussThe amazing, true story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis near the end of WWII, a four day struggle for survival in shark infested waters, and the work done by one young man—50 years later—to set the record straight about the incident.  Chasing Lincoln’s Killerby James L. SwansonRecommended by John KnaussThis engaging narrative about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt that followed is written for middle grade readers, but this book will interest adults, too.  Amelia Lost:  The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhartby Candace FlemingRecommended by Mary SeversonChapters alternate between Amelia’s final flight and the desperate search that followed with her life leading up to that time. There are many interesting tidbits, as well as many photographs and other background information. Although this is a children’s book, several reviewers consider it to be the best book about Amelia Earhart they’ve ever read.Recommendations provided by librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie.