Check out these titles for contemporary poetry of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
It’s never too early to learn self-care skills. Whether kids are dealing with major or minor issues, it’s helpful to know that something as simple as taking a few deep breaths can make things better. (At least a little bit.) Check out these titles about dealing with everyday anxieties, disappointments and digging deep.
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.
Check out this selection of recent poetry collections by LGBTQIA-identified poets.
In this list we celebrate poets that have lived in Pittsburgh, either growing up here or coming here later in life, and whose work is informed by this city. Whether the influence is obvious or more subtle, the crucial worlds that they spin with their words have the power to evoke these landscapes we live in every day.
These books celebrate Black kids–from babies to middle schoolers–being kids.
Kids and their families can learn more about how a variety of cultures celebrate the New Year by taking a look at these titles.
Check out the 5th Grade Battle of the Books here!
Check out these good books for first and second graders.
Five newly acquired bilingual collections of poetry, in English and Spanish, explore timely and painful topics of home and hurt, whether personal, geopolitical or a combination of both.