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Pride: LGBTQ+ Voices

Read with PRIDE! Check out these recent critically acclaimed titles by LGBTQ+ authors and creators.

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Summer Reading Book Lists

In celebration of summertime, we put together an annual list highlighting new books that are perfect for reading on the beach, in the shade of a tree, lounging on a couch, or wherever the long days take you. Click below to view our selections from over the years.

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Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, we've pulled together books by Black authors and artists that explore the history and meaning of the holiday and celebrate African American culture, resistance, and achievement.

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Asian American & Asian Pacific Islander Voices

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, and a tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans who have enriched America's history and culture. Happy Valley Library invites you to join in the celebration with books!  Here is a selection of outstanding recent titles by Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander Americans.

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Mental Health Awareness

To highlight Mental Health Awareness month we have pulled together lists of mental health resources including self-help guides, novels, nonfiction, memoirs, graphic novels, trusted websites, and help lines.  Please note that these resources are not meant to substitute for professional medical diagnosis and treatment. 

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Poetry

Recent poetry titles for children and adults to explore, recite, and share with friends. 

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Earth Day

April 22, Earth Day, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes to benefit the earth and its people.  Earth Day is a good time to commit to increasing our environmental awareness and deepening our understanding of the impact that humans have on our planet. With this in mind, we are highlighting books for all ages about the natural world, climate change, living with less, hiking, and more.

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Women’s History: Past & Present

March has been designated Women’s History Month to help shine light on the many unsung women who have contributed to American culture, politics and society.  Check out our booklists to find titles that chronicle the lives of some extraordinary women, many largely unknown. In addition, you’ll find fiction and nonfiction that examine historical movements and contemporary issues of importance to women.

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Black Voices & Culture

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting recent notable books by Black authors that reflect upon and celebrate Black culture and history.

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Native American Voices

To celebrate Native American Heritage Month we have gathered some of the finest new indigenous fiction and nonfiction. Within the pages of these books, you will find diverse perspectives on contemporary and historical Indigenous experiences. With over 500 Federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages, there are many stories to discover.

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Latine Voices

In honor of Lartine Heritage Month, we are highlighting some recent notables by Latine authors. Check them out! Para celebrarlo el Mes de la Herencia Latine, hemos reunido listas de libros a continuación que destacan algunos autores latinos notables recientes.

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Disability Visibility

We've gathered together books for different ages that feature young people with disabilities. Many are memoirs or fiction that draw upon the authors' own experiences.  We hope you find books here to share with your family that can serve as mirrors for children with disabilities and doorways to deepen understanding and empathy for all.

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When Death Happens

In addition to wonderful first experiences, children also have their first encounters with less positively-associated subjects, including death. While no book is a substitute for gentle conversations and listening to your child, these titles seek to provide some structure and support for navigating the challenges of a subject often ignored.

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