Banned Books Week may be over, but the culture of banning and challenging books seems to be a never-ending process and becoming part of our everyday lives. But to conclude this annual celebration, I wanted to list my favorite banned books, books that I feel were unnecessarily banned/challenged, and books that need uplifting and highlighted forContinue reading “Favorite Banned Books”
Missed the author talk that occured this past Wednesday? Well, the recording of this amazing event can now be watched online! Watch as my friend and co-worker (and also a contributor to this blog) Whitney is in conversation with the bestselling author, Mike Curato. Watch Below!
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.
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,Continue reading “Lambda Literary Awards 2021: Children and YA Winners”
Reading about different cultures other than our own is a great way to not only educate ourselves but creates empathy and understanding in our daily lives. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is honored in May and Asian & Asian American voices are always important to highlight but it is needed now more than everContinue reading “Asian & Asian American Voices: Great Reads to Celebrate the Heritage”