The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library celebrates the diversity of our community and works to advance equity, access, inclusion, and belonging through our services, collections, programs, and policies. The recent violent attacks against Asian and Pacific Islander community members are in direct conflict with the Library's values and we unequivocally condemn these hateful actions.
It is incumbent upon the Library to provide a wide variety of materials that inform, challenge, and inspire people to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander community members. Fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, memoirs, thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction, and more can help people expand their horizons and consider the diverse perspectives of our neighbors.
The list below is a great starting point to learn more about the Asian and Pacific Islander experience for the teen audience. As in the world of teen literature, this collection covers common themes including romantic love, familial love, the search for identity, and what it means to belong, all while highlighting a vibrant cultural experience.
All you need is a Library card to begin your own journey of discovery and understanding. If you have a card, but need help with your account number or PIN, call 419.259.5200. If you need a Library card, you can apply and begin borrowing digital materials within minutes with our online application.