As we wrap up our 2017 Banned Books Week, it’s important to understand the root of banned book activism: the First Amendment. The First Amendment to the Constitution appears to be a simple one, promising freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of speech, but the issues surrounding the […]
It’s hard to believe, but today marks the 16th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. As with many difficult issues, sometimes the best way to understand is to read about it, and so we’ve pulled together a short reading list. Click on a cover to place a hold, and for a longer reading […]
On Saturday, the day after the presidential inauguration, millions of women across the world took to the streets in support of equal rights. It was a massive protest that spanned all seven continents and some even claim that it may be the largest day of protests in American history. There were a lot of issues […]
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It’s our last roundup of noteworthy books from 2016! Keep reading for some of the year’s best (and possibly overlooked) nonfiction titles, and click here to read all of our previous posts for general fiction, mysteries, psychological suspense, romance, scifi/fantasy/horror, young adult, and graphic novels! I’m Judging You: A Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi 817.6 […]
If you’re looking for a different political perspective during this long election season, try one of these non-partisan titles. Whether the author is looking for common ground between political parties, presenting straightforward facts about the important issues, or simply analyzing (and poking fun) at each political party equally, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. And […]
It’s safe to say there’s a lot going on in this election, even without considering the candidate rumors that circulate on a daily basis. We hear political analysts talking about the economy, foreign policy, national security, immigration, racial issues, and Second Amendment rights, just to name a few. How are voters supposed to stay informed […]
Are you looking for a way to talk to your children about elections and the importance of voting? Try one of these highly acclaimed picture books that combine fun stories with educational facts. Splat the Cat for President by J.E. Bright FAVORITE FRIEND After Splat’s elected student-body president, he tries to please everyone and makes […]