YA Books that Encourage Body Positivity
People of all ages experience body negativity and insecurity. We are constantly under the scrutiny of needing to be thin or fit. Let’s continue to advocate for the body-positive image. Let’s start with these reads, all of which promote body positivity!
Poetry Books for Grades 9-12
A beautiful list of books in verse and poetry collections for young adult readers.
Welcome TLC is now Housed at the Library
The Welcome TLC initiative works to build a more welcoming and inclusive community for immigrants, refugees, and people of diverse cultures that supports a vibrant civic, economic, and social fabric for all. See how Welcome TLC’s mission fits in with the Library’s institutional values, by reading about the initiative’s origins and transition to the Library.
Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Welcome TLC
Since 2016, Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) has annually celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month, held in June and organized by national partner, Forward.us to give people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity of America. Join us in a virtual book discussion, hear from immigrant story tellers and see how our community has celebrated.
African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience
The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans.
Our Diverse World
A collection of children's books about different cultures, lifestyles, abilities and histories.
The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America
A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.
Ten Native American Authors You Should Know
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.
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