Darker futures in contemporary novels
With classic dystopian novels such as 1984 by George Orwell and
Looking for some inspiration to kick your junk food binges and poor eating habits to the curb? A healthier diet not only promotes improved overall health, but you will feel better as well, both mentally and physically. Have you been wanting to eat healthier but are unsure where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve already incorporated healthy eating habits into your lifestyle and are in search of new recipes? Either way, a cleaner way of eating need not be complicated nor overwhelming.Here are six books to help with your “clean eating” journey.
Young Adult books surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement
Young adult literature has done a remarkable job in covering social issues and recent events, and there have been quite a few to choose from as of late. Among those issues in recent years has been the relationship between police officers, and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter Movement. For those interested in learning about this organization, and the circumstances surrounding it, here are a few YA novels that speak to the Black Lives Matter movement.
An engaging resource for children and families seeking to celebrate la Latinidad.
DCPL children's collection contains hundreds of excellent children books that reflect the Latino experience. The following list brings together stories either written or illustrated by Latino authors and artists or tales that explore Latino characters and cultural identity. I have included an assortment of English, Spanish or bilingual titles in hopes that this list becomes a resource for children and families who want to read great stories that celebrate La Latinidad.
Children's Stories About Love
Is love too difficult of a concept to explain to a young child? Not at all! These pictures books explain different types of love simply and thoroughly.
Hollywood memoirs that dish
In her memoir Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes describes the night she sat in President Obama’s box during the Kennedy Center Honors: “The whole evening feels a bit enchanted. No matter how cynical the Beltway thinks it is or how world-weary politicians may seem, D.C.
Challenge #3: Read a book about books
A new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook.
A history of architecture, real and imagined
What would the world be like without the Empire State Building? Or the Statue of Liberty? Would World War II have gone differently if Chartres Cathedral had never been built?
Realistic fiction about young people in challenging situations
Books geared toward teens encompass a multitude of subjects that speak to their interests, upbringing, and personal experiences. In the real world, young people endure challenges that force them to overcome obstacles they have no control over, or from circumstances they contributed to. The proceeding realistic fiction highlights teenagers navigating adversity with an emphasis on behavioral reactions or coping mechanisms that create more harm than good.
Comics Featuring Adventurous Girls
The tagline for the first volume of the popular all-ages action and adventure series Princeless is simple but powerful: Save Yourself. It got us thinking about more comics in our collection featuring adventurous girls who get things done themselves - with the power of friendship, intelligence, boldness, and maybe the occasional superhuman power.