Author Talk with YA Author Carly Usdin

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Carly Usdin or fan of great graphic novels? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening Friday, August 6 at 3 PM.

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Author Talk with YA Author C.B. Lee

Are you a fan of bestselling author, C.B. Lee or just fan of YA fiction? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening this Wednesday, August 4 at 3 PM.

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: July Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Author Talk with YA Author Mike Curato

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Mike Curato or just fan of realistic graphic novels? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening this Wednesday, July 7 at 2 PM.

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Lambda Literary Awards 2021: Children and YA Winners

My friend and fellow librarian extraordinaire, Whitney Davidson-Rhodes had the opportunity to be on the judging panel for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award season. Lambda Literary Award gives recognition and promotion to LGBTQ books and authors and every year they award the best of the best. To see the full list of the 2021 winners, check them out here.

But for this post I asked Whitney, out of all the books she read, to list her favorite ones. And no surprise, these are also my personal favorites. So let’s get the book recommendations going:

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Reads to Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month, a celebratory month to recognize the contributions of Caribbean Immigrants have made to the United States. From food to literature, Caribbean Americans have contributed so much to the vitality and history of the United States. As a Caribbean American (my mother is from Antigua), I’m very proud of my culture and I always take any opportunity to learn more about where I come from.

Take this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Caribbean culture through reading! Here are some great books to help you get started:

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Author Talk with YA Author Lyla Lee

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Lyla Lee or just fan of the YA Genre? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening next Friday, June 18 at 3 PM.

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Free Virtual Library Programs: June

Are you looking for online programs to attend? Here are some interesting library programs I’m co-hosting and programs that are being put together by my fellow co-workers. All of them are free to attend! You don’t need to be a member of the library to attend. All you have to do is register at the corresponding link and the meeting information will be sent to you the day before the event.

Hope to see you all there!

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 14

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Noteworthy Manga for the Spring

Hi again everyone! Joe Pascullo here once again penning a guest piece on my friend Tabrizia’s blog. And today our focus is going to be on some noteworthy manga that’ve debuted here in the States in 2021 (so far). On my podcast Manga Monthly, I booktalk all of the new titles that are making their English-language debut, and I’ve set aside a diverse group of 2021 manga that I’d love to thrust into the spotlight here today. Let’s dive in!

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