Monica Goldson
Monica Goldson

For children and parents in search of a good book to read during the winter break, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Monica Goldson shared her own reading list of authors with local ties.

Jason Reynolds’ “Look Both Way: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks” weaves a tale into what can happen after a day in middle school. The infamous “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney published book 14 entitled “Wrecking Ball” provides Greg Heffley’s family an inheritance to handle reconstruction to their home. Children can read whether home improvement works in the Heffley home.

In one of the most extraordinary moments this year, preschooler Parker Curry stood mesmerized in front of a portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama. So, Parker and her mother, Jessica Curry, penned a book of the experience when “Parker Looks Up.”

To see more of Goldson’s selections, go to

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