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Books & Beyond

What About the Classics?

What happens when the books from our youth contain language, stereotypes, and situations that are problematic? As librarians, we don’t have all the answers for you, but here are our tips for approaching those classics that have ideas and ideals that may not match your current views.

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Books & Beyond

Black Voices: Chapter Books

We've gathered some stellar recent children's literature by Black authors, from early readers to chapter books. How about celebrating Black History Month by reading a title by a Black author that is new to you?  And, keep reading Black books all year long . . . there are so great books!

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Books & Beyond

Black Stories: Picture Books

Discover recent picture books that explore and celebrate the richness and diversity of the Black American experience.

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Parenting Place

Information and Support for parents during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here we share some reliable resources for current information about issues confronting parents during the pandemic.  You'll find videos, webinars, podcasts, and more.  Perhaps you'll find something that helps you to make a difficult decision, or to cope with your own or your child's stress.  We are here for you!

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Books & Beyond

Diverse Board Books:  A Place to Begin

When should you start talking to your child about race?  Today!  Babies as young as 6 months old notice and categorize people by race.  Ibram X. Kendi, in his new book, Antiracist Baby outlines nine steps to raise an antiracist child.  Number one is, “Open your eyes to all skin colors”. Here is a list of board books that illustrate the beautiful range of skin tones in our world.

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