Born Behind Bars

Kabir was born in an Indian prison.  His mother, an inmate, is innocent, but she is also a member of the lowest Indian caste, poor, and without recourse to her Read more...

Posted by on January 6, 2022

Book List of Magical Realism Novels

Readers who enjoy the rich creations of magical realism often also appreciate themes of invention storytelling forms like folklore, ghost stories, and fairy tales.

Posted by on December 16, 2021

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2021

It’s Trevor Noah: Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood

Trevor Noah is known in the USA as the host of The Daily Show since 2015, but this book tells the story of his youth.  Trevor Noah grew up in Read more...

Posted by on December 2, 2021

The Jane Austen Book Society

A group of Jane Austen fans come together in the sleepy town of Chawton to help save what is left of their beloved heroines legacy.

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Celebrating 100 Years: 1921

The Village of Westmont is celebrating its 100th birthday! Wonder what folks were reading before the library was even founded? These titles, now available in electronic formats, were the most Read more...

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Fake Blood

Its tough feeling ordinary, especially when your friends are all out having epic summer adventures. From bungee jumps to volcano hikes, AJ can’t help but feel that his summer spent Read more...

Posted by on October 29, 2021

Dead Girls and Other Stories

A haunting collection of short stories with an engaging insight on life and death.

Posted by on October 26, 2021

Row

A deeply personal story, Row details the story of Fayaz who mirrors author Shazad Carbaidwala's own experiences.

Posted by on October 24, 2021

12 True Crime Books Worth Checking Out

Have you listened to every true crime podcast on the market, but are still looking to learn more about the darker side of humanity? Check out these 12 True Crime Read more...

Posted by on October 21, 2021

Fish and Sun

Fish is cold and bored in his dark underwater home, so he swims up to the water’s surface. Soon after, warm Sun comes out. Fish and Sun become fast friends Read more...

Posted by on October 21, 2021

PIGLET: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf Blind Pink Puppy and His Family

Dr. Melisa Shapiro knew one thing from an early age. That her purpose in life was to care for animals. During the first few chapters of the book, Dr. Shapiro Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 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

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