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Books & Authors, Black Voices, Black Lives

Black Joy Matters

While it's important to shine a light on the struggle of the Black community, it's also important to highlight the wonderfully joyful books featuring Black characters and authors. If you'd like to escape into a happily-ever-after, here are some optimistic Black stories to sink into.

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LGBTQ+ Books for Grown-Ups

Pick up one of these books to celebrate National Pride Month in June! Keep reading throughout the summer to gear up for Greater Ozarks Pridefest in Downtown Springfield on October 12, 2019.

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Book & Music Pairings

Peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers--some pairings are universally acknowledged. We’ve paired some of your favorite books with music to enhance your reading experience.
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Growing Up Is Hard To Do

The transition from childhood to adulthood seems to be getting trickier as of late. These books provide twenty- and thirty-somethings with guidelines on becoming a real life adult. More
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Follow That Author!

Social media can be a great place for authors to communicate to their fans and reach new readers. Keep up with your favorite authors by following them on Twitter and Instagram. More