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When 12 year old Malú’s moves to Chicago with her mother, she’s worried she won’t find her place. But in exploring her Mexican heritage, embracing her love of all things punk, and connecting with new friends, she learns how important the first rule of punk actually is. Malú’s zines (self published magazines) are printed throughout the novel, offering another glimpse inside her mind and a great introduction to the art of zine making. Recommended for readers aged 9-12.

Think Library, Kids, Reviews , Diversity, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Read, Staff Picks
June 3, 2020
Race
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Learning about race and talking to your children about race is a vital but sometimes intimidating topic: When do you get started? How do you get started? What if you make a mistake? The titles collected on this list are meant to further readers’ understanding of race and to facilitate conversations on race.

Let's Talk About...
June 2, 2020

The Summer Reading Games are here! Between now and August 1, you can register on Beanstack and play online. There's an app too! Read for fun and complete activities to earn badges and tickets for prize drawings. Activities like this origami bear!

Think Library, Kids , Connect, Create, Learn, Summer Reading Games
June 2, 2020
World Book Online: Student Encyclopedia Tutorial

Available through the eLibrary, World Book Online includes a number of different educational resources for learners of all ages. 

Kids , eLibrary
April 6, 2020
"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" In Spanish

Biblioteca electrónica (eLibrary) para niños en español: Cuentos y Más

La colección gratuita de eLibrary de la Biblioteca incluye una variedad de opciones de lectura, audición y visualización para sus hijos, incluidos cuentos y recursos informativos en español.

Kids , eLibrary
March 27, 2020
Celebrate Voices of People with Disabilities
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This booklist includes characters and authors with differing abilities. We highlight this topic in hopes it will help bring awareness to people with disabilities and a world where the successes and frustrations of being disabled are noted and respected.

Celebrate Identities
March 9, 2020
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Get inspired by women whose work and lives made the world a better place. Read these stories for Women's History Month and all year long.

Celebrate Identities
March 2, 2020
Potty Training
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Enjoy these great reads to go along with learning to use the potty.

Let's Talk About...
August 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G.

At six feet tall and 180 pounds, Marcus isn’t exactly the smallest 8th grader at Montgomery Middle School. But looks can be deceiving and he isn’t quite the tough bully many seem to think he is. When the real school bully calls Marcus’s younger brother a nasty word, Marcus fights back and faces suspension.

Kids , Diversity, Family, Read
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G.

Leo Logroña is the youngest member of her family. And as the youngest member of her family, she is used to everyone always telling her she is too young to help.

Kids , Diversity, Family, Magic, Read
April 9, 2019
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Reviewed by Cidne B.

Told in a series of letters, this is the story of twelve year old Sophie Brown’s adventures after she and her family move from L.A. to the rundown farm they inherit from her great-uncle Jim. It begins with the sighting of an unusual chicken and leads to the discovery that there was once an entire coop full of remarkably different breeds.

Kids , Animals, Read
March 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G. 

It’s impossible not to feel inspired while reading this gorgeous, well-written nonfiction picture book about the life of Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

Kids , African American, History, Biography & Memoir, Civil Rights, Diversity, Picture Book, Read
March 14, 2019
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Juvenie Book Club Kit

Want to start a book club? Looking for new titles for your existing club? We have a unique collection just for you!

Special Collections
March 7, 2019