Justin Colussy-Estes is the store manager of Little Shop of Stories, a bookstore in Decatur focusing on literature for children and adults. He stopped by "On Second Thought" to share his choices for our "Southern Reading List." It's our series of authors and readers sharing books that define and reflect the South.
"The funny thing about Southern literature is that nowadays it's gotten so expansive," said Colussy-Estes. "It can mean so many different things that I think there's some really exciting things out there." He chose a range of books by Georgia authors, including picture books and memoirs.
He recommends the picture book "Mr. Tuck and the 13 Heroes," the middle grade book "Aru Shah and the End of Time," the young adult novel "Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit" and Janisse Ray's memoir "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood."
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