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Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. Now is a great time to check out one of these works of fiction featuring characters who are Jewish.


Actually Autistic in World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, but the voices we hear this month (and all year long) are often those of autistic people’s families and doctors. Here are fifteen books by autistic authors, about autistic people -- for everyone.


Memoirs for Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility takes place each year on March 31st to celebrate transgender and nonbinary people, and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. The memoirs listed here are penned by all kinds of people from different walks of life, but their gender nonconformity is one thing they all have in common. It's a great time of year to make space in your reading life for one of these memoirs by a transgender or nonbinary author!


Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and it is the perfect opportunity to check out some books that explore the stories of courageous women throughout history.  Pick one up today and take a look back at some of the most fascinating women from around the world who continue to inspire people today.


#VeryAsian Stories

After sharing a racist voicemail she received from a viewer, St. Louis news anchor Michelle Li has received a hugely supportive response from the public, from stories shared on social media with the hashtag #VeryAsian, to an appearance from Li on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Li's story has inspired us to share some of our favorite #VeryAsian stories that you can find at the library. Each of these books offers a distinct perspective from the vast and rich Asian diaspora. 


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 17th this year. We can celebrate by honoring his memory, and we can take a look at the writing of some of these modern day civil rights leaders.


International Human Rights Day

December 10th is International Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Celebrate with these inspiring and difficult stories of resilience in the face of injustice.


Love Your Body Week

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is celebrating Love Your Body Week the week of October 10th, 2021. The Love Your Body campaign was created to raise awareness about the unrealistic and toxic beauty standards that society has created for women. The campaign challenges the notion that a woman’s worth is dependent upon the way that she looks and her ability to conform to beauty standards. These nonfiction titles will help you embrace the body that you have and reiterate the importance of loving your body.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, when we honor and celebrate the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. One great way to celebrate the season is to read one of these new books by Latinx authors!


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