Summer Reading holds a special place in my heart, because from the year I was born I was always the first kid signed up for it at my neighborhood library. As an adult, that same holds true. Here are five books I loved the most this summer.
July is Disability Pride Month. Check out these titles for a mix of memoirs, first-person stories and essays about the modern disability experience, and fiction with disability representation.
UPDATE: Registration for the 2022 Battle of the Books is full. Competitive readers, it is time to wipe off your reading glasses, sharpen your pencils and put on the … Continued
Celebrate Pride Month with some laughter! These memoirs by LGBT+ comedians all share one thread: they are filled with honest and relatable stories of finding one’s place in the world.
Whether Latinx, Asian or African, these writers consider how those identities mingle with the idea of being an American, from newly arrived to long-term residency. Dealing with themes of deep-rooted identity and the often-impossible navigation of assimilating to a culture that is not always welcoming, these books exhibit an array of hard-won truths about life and finding home.
Michelle Zauner, founder of the indie rock/dream pop band Japanese Breakfast, writes about her Korean heritage, the loss of her mother to cancer, and how she cultivated her identity in the face of so much loss.
Immigrants came to Pittsburgh from many different parts of the world and helped make it the vibrant, cosmopolitan city it is today. The following list is just a sample of … Continued
It is essential for people of all backgrounds and experiences to learn the power of embracing their story and the importance of storytelling – no matter their niche.
These titles for all ages celebrate and center the lives, voices, work and influence of BIPOC dancers.
Systemic racism touches all parts of life and is linked to everything from poverty, to health, to education, to incarceration. It’s a racism that doesn’t rely on racist thoughts or actions from individuals, but rather on the laws, regulations, preferences and power structures that have built up over the centuries, and that continue to harm people of color. Check out these titles to learn more about systemic racism. And if you’d like to discuss these and related issues, the Library is co-hosting a virtual event on Wednesday, May 26 as part of the ‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series.