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I love to travel but I can’t afford to take a trip this summer. Can you suggest any unique or quirky travel books that I could read to help me experience a virtual vacation?

The History and Social Science Division has a fantastic collection of travel guidebooks, but you’ll also find some really interesting personal accounts of travels. Here are a few books to help you travel vicariously: Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing a lot about the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, do you have any recommendations for adults who want to participate?

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is not only designed for children and teenagers, but for adults too! You are also able to win prizes by logging in each book you have read – online or at your local branch – … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “The Crossover,” and Other Verse Novels

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is an energetic, engaging and emotional novel written in verse about basketball, family, and adolescent relationships.  The story centers on twins Josh and JB’s life as they prepare to compete in the middle school basketball championship. … Continue reading

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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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My teacher was telling our class that there was a time when women couldn’t even vote. I can’t believe girls put up with that. My teacher said I should learn more about women’s history and feminism. Can you show me some books?

Yes! We have books on women’s history, current day gender inequality and all the waves of feminism!  A good place to start is The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present by Christine Stansell, which gives a chronological history of the feminist … Continue reading

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