Youth Services librarians Sarah Jo and Eti are hosting our Caldecott Club, a program where we explore amazing picture books and choose our favorite from the entire year. This program takes the place of Illustrator’s Club this fall and offers many of the things we love about that program.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated every May. Here are some great AAPI-authored children’s books that our youth librarians recommend you check out!
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung
Racial literacy is a set of skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism. These books provide background and guidance for meaningful conversations and positive action.
Using Books to Talk About Race
Books can be gateways to meaningful conversation and opportunities to build empathy and expand vocabulary. When you’re reading together, take time to ask questions about the story and illustrations.
Is your family growing up? You can still read together by choosing from these bestselling titles that come in both adult and young readers’ editions. You can all read on your own time and make dinnertime into your own family book club with titles like the following.