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Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors

Posted about 15 days ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with African American History Month, African Americans, Black History Month, determination, discrimination, diversity , family, friendship, identity, inspiration, perseverance, picture books, school and stories for children

In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.

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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted about 18 days ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted about 24 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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Become a Part of Toledo's History!

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, Culture and Diversity, History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with community engagement, community photo album, digital collections, local history, Ohio Memory and Toledo, Ohio

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.

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Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, Local History, Research and Resources and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with digital collections, local history, newspapers, nonprofit, Ohio Memory, Toledo Streets, Toledo Streets Newspaper and Toledo, Ohio

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.

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Playwright Dr. John S. Scott Inducted into Toledoana Collection

Posted 3 months ago by Library News

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News and Local History

Renowned playwright Dr. John S. Scott and his collective works were recently inducted into the Library’s Toledoana Collection, which features works by prominent Toledo and Northwest Ohio authors.

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Black Lives Matter: A Teen Booklist

Posted 6 months ago by Connie C

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with African Americans, Black Lives Matter Movement, coming of age stories, discrimination, justice, personal narratives, race relations, racism, teenagers and young adult books

​Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, these titles offer inspiration for discussions of race, justice and privilege.​

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