In this blog post, we’ll showcase the history of Juneteenth and how books have helped capture the struggles, triumphs, and the path to freedom. Featuring two titles that will explore themes like resilience, identity, and the fight for equality, all of which make Juneteenth a special occasion to highlight diverse voices, promote empathy, and deepen our understanding of African American history, culture and more.
Read on to see a timeline of the special holiday as well as our spring 2023 titles spotlighting Juneteenth, and the voices that earned their places in history.
With the sun shining brighter and the days growing longer, there’s no better time to dive into a collection of thrilling books that will take you to far-away destinations and extraordinary experiences. To enhance your summer reading experience, we have a special surprise in store for you! We’ve created a checklist of topics to guide your reading adventures.
Simply check off each topic as you delve into a book that aligns with it, and let the checklist inspire you to delve into new titles. So, grab your summer gear, find a cozy spot, and get ready to explore with our handpicked selection of adventurous summer reads!
“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.”
June marks Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community. If you’re prepping book displays, looking for titles to support lessons and curriculum, or are simply seeking books that reflect LGBTQIA+ experiences, we’ve got several stellar picks below!
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! This month provides an opportunity to reflect on the rich history, culture, and achievements of these communities and to celebrate their diversity and unique contributions to our society.
One great way to celebrate is to read some of the amazing stories that showcase such rich history and culture of these communities. Read on to see our ‘must-read’ book recommendations for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month!