Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice.

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black voices, characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

YTS Staff Picks 2021 – Our Favorite Books of the year

Check out some of our Youth & Teen Services staff favorites, all published in 2021. These books represent a wide variety of formats and intended audiences. We hope you will Read more...

Posted by on November 22, 2021

Worker Rights: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around worker’s rights and the labor movement both here in the United States and around the world.

Posted by on October 2, 2021

Advocacy & Activists: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around advocacy, activism and allyship in relation to social justice issues. Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen This informational picture Read more...

Posted by on August 6, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 1980s

It was rad to be a kid in the 80s! Take a trip down memory lane with some books, movies, and music from the 1980s. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Read more...

Posted by on July 12, 2021

Environmental Justice: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of environmental justice, including access to a clean and healthy environment for all people, the disproportionate impact Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2021

Asian and Pacific Islander Voices: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to spotlight #ownvoices stories by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, introduce readers to diverse writers and perspectives, and educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Women’s History Month: A Reading List for Grade School

In honor of Women's History Month, we've selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...

Posted by on March 8, 2021

Black History Month: A Reading list for Grade School

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on Read more...

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 Read more...

Posted by on December 22, 2020

Disability & Neurodiversity: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, entertain, amplify disabled voices, and encourage a dialogue on topics of disability and neurodiversity.

One Community, Many Voices: A Grade School Reading List

This list is a great way to start your Westmont Reads experience. WPL librarians have selected titles for all ages by authors from a wide range of communities, backgrounds, experiences, Read more...

Native Nations: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Voting and Elections: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of voting in the US, from ongoing fights for equal voting rights and fair elections to the Read more...

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