New From Here by Kelly Yang

Drawn from the author’s own experiences, this is a moving story that explores the stress that a pandemic can put on an Asian-American family.

Nick and Nack Make Music by Brandon Budzi

This book for beginning readers is a Highlights Puzzle Reader, combining a simple story with the fun addition of seek and find puzzles. Nick is a brown skinned boy who Read more...

Posted by on April 14, 2022

Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice. Terraform: Building a Better World by Propaganda In Read more...

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Social Justice in Poetry & Verse: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice. Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Xiomara Batista feels Read more...

Posted by on April 2, 2022

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

The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow

James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna Eastwood thought they would never be parted. But that was then and this is now. Their bond has been irrevocably broken and now Read more...

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Strong Female Leads

Looking for strong female lead characters in Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction? Check out this list compiled by our Youth & Teen librarians.

Posted by on March 28, 2022

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin Manuel Miranda

If your household has been recently obsessed with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto or has learned all the words to “Satisfied” from Hamilton before that, you have one man to thank for the songs that live in your head rent-free. His name is Lin-Manuel Miranda. Just an O away from being on the short list of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winners, this Puerto Rican composer, lyricist, Read more...

Posted by on February 15, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around Black voices, characters, and communities. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. “A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 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 on topics of Black history and experiences, as well as highlight authors and stories from a variety of genres. Whose Toes are Those? By Jabari Asim A vibrant, playful verse that celebrates a beautiful brown baby’s adorable little toes, for Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around Black voices, characters, and communities. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant Tessa Johnson has Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

Once conductors on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes and her husband, Benjy, now seek to find a new use for their cunning skills and their magic. Living in Philadelphia, everyone Read more...

Posted by on February 1, 2022

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

An easy read where the stakes are low, While We Were Dating is recommended for veteran romance readers and those discovering the genre for the first time.

Posted by on January 15, 2022

Inventors and Scientific Pioneers

Be curious about the world around you! Celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day on January 17 with these books about inventors, inventions, and pioneering scientists – all great for reading aloud. Awesome Read more...

Posted by on January 13, 2022

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

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

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