What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Every year between September 15 and October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded to a 30-day celebration … Continue reading What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Election Day 2020

This year is extra special because we have the opportunity to elect leaders for our local, state, and federal communities. These picture books help explain the election process and why it is important to participate! Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Micah Player Every two years, on the first Tuesday of … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Election Day 2020

What to Read: Pride Month

Pride Month occurs each June to celebrate the impact that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals have on our communities locally, nationally, and internationally. LGBT Pride Month also commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. According to the Library of Congress, … Continue reading What to Read: Pride Month

What to Read: Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which pays tribute to Jewish contributions to American culture, science, music, art, and more. In April 2006, President George W. Bush declared the month of May be named Jewish American Heritage Month. The books below highlight Jewish culture and history through literature, and are available via Curbside Pickup from … Continue reading What to Read: Jewish American Heritage Month

What to Read: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, honoring generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have and continue to enrich America's culture, history, and success. Many cultures are recognized by this tribute, including the nations and regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. According to the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website, "The month of May … Continue reading What to Read: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

What to Read: The Roaring ’20s

The 1920s came with a wave of societal change, cultural conflict, and political upheaval. It also featured unforgettable fashion, whirlwind romances, and newfound freedoms. What will this decade bring? Check out these novels set in the 1920s! The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents … Continue reading What to Read: The Roaring ’20s