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Books to Read on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Observed on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005, Jan. 27 is recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day which both honors the victims of the Holocaust and supports the development of educational programs to remember the Holocaust and prevent future genocide. The date is significant because it was the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The DC Public Library has selected a few reads for children and teens that can help families learn more about this important topic.

My Shot: Balancing it All and Standing Tall

Pride Month 2022 Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult and Young Adult Autobiographies and Biographies for Pride Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. June’s theme is Pride. In honor of Pride month, we have selected some amazing autobiographies and biographies for both adults and young adults that explore the lives and careers of LGBTQIA+ athletes.

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Great Young Adult Black History Month Reads!

Since February is Black History Month, today’s list of books highlights only black authors and stories. Additionally, the last few items on the list feature romance in honor of Valentine’s Day. I hope that these books help you to embrace the month and further continue your interest in reading! Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

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Top 5 Non-Boring Nonfiction Books

"Nonfiction" isn't synonymous with "dry" or "dull"

by Toni Jackson, Teen Council employee    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusion by Jia Tolentino

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Voting Rights

The right to vote is central to the concept of a democracy, and the near-constant struggle for some citizens to access those rights is one of the most important narratives in our country’s history. These titles may provide a brief (and certainly not comprehensive) introduction to this issue, and will likely increase your interest in this and other related struggles in our nation’s complicated history.

The Crunk Feminist

Who run the world?!.......GIRLS!!!

Women have found power in a variety of ways though out history in their struggle towards justice and equality. The narrative on girl power and the strength we carry is complicated but oh so beautiful. Women have always shown up to participate in many processes of the world that encourages liberation of self. We are strong, enduring childbirth and in many cases carry whole families on our shoulders, we are responsible for so much but despite the struggles, women have extreme strength and the capacity to achieve much more just like men in society.

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Algebraic!

Math reads for you and the kids

School's here and it's time to embrace something that you tried to forget about all summer: math homework. Get yourself (and your child) ready for the mathemagical year to come with these exciting and fun math reads. For the Kids (K-6th Grade) Seeing Symmetry by Lauren Leedy

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