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5 Powerful Poems to Read for Women's History Month

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in Fiction and Graphic Novels | Tagged with Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, inspirational, Maya Angelou, mothers and daughters, Poems, poetry, Poetry Collections, Sarah Kay, self-discovery, self-realization, social issues, women poets and Women's History Month

Explore notable poems and poetry collections by women poets.

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HerStory: Intersectional Feminism

Posted about 25 days ago by Rebecca S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, discrimination, feminism, feminists, intersectionality, memoirs, racism, sexism, social issues, Steinem Sisters Collection, women authors, women's history and Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Steinem Sisters Collection for HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. Featuring four of the Toledo region’s most celebrated women’s activists and forward-thinkers, this special program will investigate how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive through a renewed focus on intersectionality.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 3 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction and Graphic Novels, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders

Posted 9 months ago by Regina S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction and Graphic Novels | Tagged with bullying - fiction, Children's Stories, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Historical Fiction, identity, immigrants, journeys, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, multicultural, people with disabilities, refugees, slavery, social issues and stories for kids

Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.

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Diverse Voices in Juvenile Literature

Posted 9 months ago by Regina S

Posted in Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adventure, children with disabilities, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Humorous Fiction, identity, juvenile fiction, LGBTQIA, multicultural, realistic fiction, short stories for kids and social issues

A small collection of juvenile books for middle graders exploring the complexity and diversity of experiences children are faced with in our society today.

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted about 1 year ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction and Graphic Novels | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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