The Golem: Author Guest Post by Rebecca Podos
When I set out to write a book about a (not the!) Jewish American experience, I knew I’d have a few half-forgotten lessons to relearn. I needed to brush up on history, like the timeline of German-occupied Europe and Jewish...
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From Generation to Generation: Author Blog Post by Lisa Greenwald
There’s a popular phrase in Judaism: L’Dor Vador. Translated from Hebrew, it’s "from generation to generation." It means that it’s up to us to pass down the history, traditions and love of our faith onto the next generation. It’s an...
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Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading 2022
Dive Into Summer Reading by Christina Carpino, School & Library Marketing Coordinator As a librarian, Summer Reading was my absolute favorite time of the year. Bringing families together for free, educational fun AND getting to share my favorite books with...
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Writing the Muslim American Experience After 9/11
I’m a Muslim American immigrant, and my children are Americans who were born in the U.S. and raised through the lens of the worst terrorist attack on the U.S. Yet for the longest time, it never occurred to me that...
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Essential books for all ages by Black creators
Download Your Free Poster! Now more than ever, it's important to celebrate and uplift Black voices. Artist Anjola Coker created this gorgeous free downloadable poster featuring some of our most essential books for all ages by Black authors and illustrators....
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#BlackVoicesMatter: Essential YA by Black Authors
  Download Your Free Poster! Whether your teaching and librarianship is virtual or in person, your workspace could surely use some book-themed decoration. Lucky for you, we have just the thing! Artist Anjola Coker created this gorgeous free downloadable poster...
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Celebrate Black Americans with These Nonfiction Books for Young Readers
No matter the time of year, it's always a good time to celebrate the Black Americans who have made - and continue to make - their mark on this country. We've put together a list of picture book and middle...
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#BlackVoicesMatter : Books for all ages by Black creators
Black Voices Matter Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate Black voices. We’ve put together a list of books for all ages written and/or illustrated by Black creators. We hope you’ll support them today and all days. Black lives...
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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with these books for all ages
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, a time to recognize and celebrate the the cultures, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite titles for...
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PRIDE FOR ALL AGES!
This June, we're celebrating Pride Month by highlighting some of our favorite books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters. From picture books to YA and spanning multiple genres, we've got something for every reader. Picture Books A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red"...
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Navigating Middle Grade
Middle School can be tough. Navigate its challenges with these great books about family, friendship, and fitting in.   NEW KIDby Jerry Craft Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic...
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6 Great Picks for Your Teen Book Club
Fresh off the press! Here are six fantastic YA titles that are sure to get your teens reading and discussing, along with some helpful tips for organizing and running your book club. 1. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold A dark,...
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