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Mental Health Books for Teens

Posted about 6 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, I will admit, is a hefty book.  It is long and it is deep but it captivated me from page […]
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Staff Picks: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
It’s finally May (May the 4th be with you!) so if you’re like us, you’re already picking out your summer books for parks, beach, and plane reading. Aren’t you? Well, […]
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11 Interesting Reads by and about Interesting Women

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
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1. Marley Dias gets it Done, and So Can You! by Marley Dias, founder of #1000blackgirlbooks, with forward by Ava DuVernay! Mark your calendars, book lovers, because Marley Dias will […]
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New books to celebrate Black Lives (and not just in February)

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
February is a short month with a big heart. Many of us are desperate for winter to end when it feels like we are doomed to wear heavy coats against […]
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What’s your first read of 2018?

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
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Having just devoured my first books of the new year, The Power by Naomi Alderman and The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, I’m feeling like 2018 is going to be a […]
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New year, new titles for youth!

Posted about 6 years ago by Lisa Crisman
Picture books continue to grow in popularity with new authors and illustrators plus old favorites stretching the boundaries of the 32-page norm.  Stop by your local library and check them […]
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Read Harder, Smaller, in 2018

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
Book Riot has challenged us once again to Read Harder with a list of reading challenges for 2018. You can find neat recommendations all over, such as here and here. And […]
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Resolve to Read Small in 2018

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
Huh? Small presses, I mean. They make a big impact! If you’re looking for daring, inventive, exciting new voices, award-winning books, books that make you go “hmmm!”, then look to […]
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Best of 2017: Staff Picks

Posted about 6 years ago by Natalie Draper
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We believe that books make great gifts so, just in time for you last minute shoppers, here is our gift to you: the ultimate list of Richmond Public Library staff […]
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Tiny and Terrific: A long list of short books

Posted about 7 years ago by Natalie Draper
Looking at your 2017 reading goal got you all… Not to worry. Time to get minimal. Down-size your life. Tiny houses are all the rage, you know? What kind of […]
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