A Tribute to Mrs. Mary Raccuia

This post is a loving tribute to Trumbull High School’s Mary Raccuia, who passed away last week after a long illness.  She was our beloved Library Media Specialist and will be dearly missed.  Mrs. Raccuia was a voracious reader and enjoyed sharing titles with the lone nuts as she devoured all sorts of contemporary and young adult literature.  While students were able to access her reading posts through the library website, we most enjoyed her chasing us down in the library, waving the next good read.  Thank you, Mrs. Raccuia, for helping the Reading (R)evolution put the right books in our students’ hands.  Your dedication to our profession and kind heart will never be forgotten.


The following is a list of a few books Mrs. Raccuia recommended to us this past spring.  Go ahead and add them to your TBR list – she always had the perfect suggestion. If you are looking for an interactive, online book recommendation site, visit Mrs. Raccuia’s blog.  

Cover Title Author
 everything Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
 mosquitoland Mosquitoland David Arnold
 sway Sway Kat Spears
 this-star This Star Won’t Go Out:  The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Esther Earl

Lori Earl

Wayne Earl

John Green

 real live.jpg Real Live Boyfriends E. Lockhart
 belzhar.jpg Belzhar Meg Wolitzer
 somewhere in the darkness.jpg Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers
 a-man-called-ove A Man Called Ove Fredrick Backman
 rook.jpg Rook Sharon Cameron
 audacity.jpg Audacity Melanie Crowder
 the weight.jpg The Weight of Feathers Anna-Marie McLemore
 alexcrow.jpg The Alex Crow Andrew Smith
 farfar.jpg Far Far Away Tom McNeal
 shallowgraves These Shallow Graves Jennifer Donnelly
 justvisiting.jpg Just Visiting Dahlia Adler
 calvin.jpg Calvin Martine Leavitt
 thanksforthetrouble.jpg Thanks for the Trouble Tommy Wallach
 rosie.jpg The Rosie Effect Graemen Simsion
 unbecoming Unbecoming Jenny Downham
 all the brightplaces.jpg All the Bright Places Jennifer Niven
 thosewhowishmedead.jpg Those Who Wish Me Dead Michael Koryta
 drownedcity.jpg Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Don Brown
 dumplin.jpg Dumplin Julie Murphy


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