Hobbies for the Holidays

Time off, whether it's for school breaks, shutdowns, or much needed R&R, is a great time to explore your interests or pick up something new. With this list of instructional books, explore your hobbies and find endless possibilities to utilize your time off with learning!

Posted by on December 22, 2020

Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz

What if Bruce Wayne made his way back to Gotham a little sooner than everyone thought? What if he and the Joker were actually school mates? Maybe even friends?  Long Read more...

Posted by on September 3, 2020

New Kid by Jerry Craft and Jerry Craft

Stereotypes and expectations can be difficult, especially when they come from your peers. New Kid by Jerry Craft tells the story of 12 year old Jordan Banks as he embarks Read more...

Posted by on July 30, 2020

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound tells the story of a twelve year old girl growing up in a small village in Pakistan. As the oldest in her family, it falls to Amal to stay home to care for the house while her mother recovers from childbirth. It is Amal’s duty to forego schooling in order to take care of her sisters.  It is Amal’s duty to stay silent, even in the face of Read more...

Posted by on May 7, 2020

Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini

Ghoulia longs for a real friend. Not that her trusted greyhound Tragedy isn’t doing a good enough job at it, but she wishes she could find friends she can just Read more...

Posted by on April 10, 2020

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out tells the story of three teenagers dealing with sexuality, gender identity,  labels, and the pressures that come with each. Courtney, Rae, and Jupiter all get the opportunity to share their side of a complex story which begins by looking at Courtney and Jupiter’s friendship that began when they were children. Courtney, a heterosexual boy, suffers from a classic case of unrequited love for the girl next door Read more...

Posted by on February 6, 2020

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring by Kay Haring

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is the story of the world famous pop artist. Written by his sister Kay Haring, the picture book takes a look at his upbringing, education, and the eventual veer away from his traditional art schooling towards a style all of his own. This is a great book to help encourage any eager young doodler to explore their creativity.  This story’s message reaches Read more...

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light by Kelly Light

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship tells a lighthearted story about the importance of respecting each other’s artistic perspectives, and finding the beauty in collaboration.  Louise is over the Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cassidy is a 12 year old girl who, after a near death experience, is able to walk the thin line between the living and the dead. Her best friend and Read more...

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay by Randy Ribay

Jay Reguero had always felt a bit out of place. With a Filipino father and an American mother, there was always a part of him that struggled with his own Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2019

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