May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and we’re ready to celebrate at Lawrence Public Library with graphic novels for every reader!
Celebrating AAPI Creators
Content warning // hate crimes - In the aftermath of the March 16th shooting in Atlanta where a white gunman killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, celebrated Asian-American author Lisa Ko tweeted, “White supremacy is not going to be dismantled through diverse reading lists.”
Forget What You Think You Know About Poetry
If you tuned into this year’s presidential inauguration, you may now have major heart-eyes for Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate who stole the show as she read her free verse poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
New Year, New Reads: 2021 Reading Goals for Kids
Planning a few New Year’s reads is a great way to help you diversify your reading habits. Here are my new reads for 2021.
Highlighting Deaf Culture
A few weeks ago, my colleagues and I were beside ourselves with excitement when we heard about a new easy reader series called Emma Every Day.
I’ve been feeling a lot of tension lately. In my jaw, my neck and shoulders. In my rapid heartbeat and racing thoughts. Maybe you have, too.
Whose Story Are You Really Reading?
My colleague Margo and I are starting a new book club this fall—Young Fiction Book Club, where we'll be introducing young readers to diverse books by diverse au
Don’t Tell Me to Stop Crying
I’ve noticed that, in the moments when my eyes are full of tears that haven’t yet spilled, the world looks different.
What’s in a Name?
I was working the front Children’s desk last year when a little girl with glasses said to me, “I can’t find my name.”
Notes of a Children’s Librarian
I started my job as a Youth Services Assistant at LPL a few months ago. It’s my first time working in Children’s, and it shows (a little). Needless to say, ch
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