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7 Books About Twins For the Carters


The Carter family is growing by two! Beyonce announced that she is pregnant with twins via Instagram yesterday. 


Here are seven books about twins for Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy...and the rest of us. Watch out Blue Ivy, everything is about to change! 

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

Kate and Violet are twin sisters with psychic ability. Vi embraces her gift and Kate does everything she can to lead a "normal" life.






The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Estha and Rahel navigate the personal and the political in late 1960s India.







Half of a Yellow Sun

Half  of a Yellow Son by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

Set in 1960s Africa during the struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, the book follows the intertwined lives of the characters, including twins Olanna and Kainene , through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war.






I'll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Twins, Jude and Noah, are inseparable until puberty hits and they find themselves competing for boys, a spot at an exclusive art school, and their parents' affections. 






I Know This Much is True

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

Dominick's twin brother Thomas is a politically motivated paranoid schizophrenic and Dominick struggles with his sense of responsibility to care for Thomas and his helplessness. 






Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, twin brothers, Marion and Shiva come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. 






Have trouble reading standard print? Many of these titles are available in formats for patrons with print disabilities.

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