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Book Reviews

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Browsing the New Book Shelves: new nonfiction books about your brain

Posted about 1 week ago by Meg Raymond
At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved into the next phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves […]
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The Declaration of Independence Today

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Kathy Coker
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On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates […]
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2020 Queer YA Books to Add to Your TBR

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Readers, this year’s Pride post is going to be a little different. I always strive to include a diverse group of books and authors whenever I create a booklist; however, […]
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Browsing the New Book Shelves (While You Can’t), part 2: new African-American nonfiction

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
While the library buildings are closed to the public for everyone’s safety, mail delivery never stopped! Library staff have been working behind the scenes, receiving and processing books and other […]
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No Quarter to Citizens?

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
On Monday, June 1, 2020 war veteran and junior Senator from Arkansas, Attorney Thomas Bryant Cotton, used the phrase “no quarter” and has been at the center of controversy. I, […]
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Browsing the New Book Shelves (While You Can’t), part 1: LGBTQ+ Fiction

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
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While the library buildings are closed to the public for everyone’s safety, mail delivery never stopped! Library staff have been working behind the scenes, receiving and processing books and other […]
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The Insurrection Act

Posted about 1 month ago by Kathy Coker
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President Donald Trump’s warning to use the Insurrection Act in answer to protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers means the law might be […]
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A Conversation with U.S. Representative John Lewis On Social Justice

Posted about 1 month ago by Kathy Coker
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The following is from the Executive Director of the National Archives Foundation. In this time of civil unrest, calling for social justice and an end to racism, we can all […]
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An Anti-Racist Reading List for Teens

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list

Posted about 1 month ago by Natalie Draper
This list is by no means comprehensive. I am not an academic, an expert, nor am I a person of color. These are books that I personally read and recommend […]
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