diversity

Read Harder 2017: Read a Book About, or Written By, Immigrants

It’s Monday, and we’re back with the 5th Read Harder Challenge for 2017: Read a book written by an immigrant, or with a central immigrant theme.  As always, click on a cover or a title to place a hold! Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie FICTION ADICHIE “As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with…the March Trilogy

If you haven’t heard about the March graphic novel trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis, now is the time to put it on your radar.  Lewis was a key figure in the civil rights movements during the 1960’s, participating in lunch counter sit-ins, the March on Washington, and the walk from Selma to Montgomery, and […]

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Congratulations to the National Book Award Winners!

On Wednesday night, the National Book Foundation handed out its prestigious National Book Award, which was created in 1950 to celebrate the best of American literature.  The four awarded titles were: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (fiction) Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction) […]

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Banned Books Week & Diversity

For the last two years, the American Library Association has partnered with the organization, We Need Diverse Books, to shine a spotlight on diverse authors and how books with diverse content are disproportionately banned or challenged.  As Charles Brownstein, chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition stated, “When readers are denied the freedom to explore […]

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