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AfroLatinidad AfroLatinidad

recommended by PimaLib_NuestrasRaices
Explore the rich Afro Latinx identity through a variety of personal experiences and stories.
Explore the rich Afro Latinx identity through a variety of personal experiences and stories.
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The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson can write no wrong in my eyes. I always feel connected to her words and this picture book is no different. It made me…
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
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Books Worth Your Time! Books Worth Your Time!

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!
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The Poisoned City

Anna Clark’s book, “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy”, is . . . what’s the best word here . . . infuriating.… More
recommended by PimaLib_NormS
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Nakom

Get a taste of Ghanaian life from the movie Nakom, nominated in 2017 for a Film Independent Spirit Award. The central character, Iddrisu,…
recommended by PimaLib_SamR
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Happy Born Day, bell hooks! Happy Born Day, bell hooks!

recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
Gloria Jean Watkins was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville , Kentucky. She adopted "bell hooks" as her pen name as a tribute to…
Gloria Jean Watkins was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville , Kentucky. She adopted "bell hooks" as her pen name as a tribute to...
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Seriously Funny Black Female Comedians Seriously Funny Black Female Comedians

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
These Black female comedians have made us laugh so hard our sides hurt. Here are some books written by them about their lives on & off the stage, their favorite pieces of advice, and more.
These Black female comedians have made us laugh so hard our sides hurt. Here are some books written by them about their lives on & off…
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Mixed

Powerful message in simple yet masterfully written & illustrated picture book. Lessons centered around acceptance, tolerance, respect for... More
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
News

Libraries closed Oct 8 for All Staff Day Libraries closed Oct 8 for All Staff Day

As a lifelong learning institution, the Library is committed to professional development and to offering staff opportunities to learn new…
As a lifelong learning institution, the Library is committed to professional development and to offering staff opportunities to learn new…
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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't…

by Retta
I "discovered" Retta in 2000 when I was watching an episode of Premium Blend on Comedy Central. I belly laughed during her entire routine... More
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
Blogpost

Read Harder 2018: Reading in the Rain Read Harder 2018: Reading in the Rain

By PimaLib_RavenousReaders
I decided to wait until the end of the month when I spent some time in the cool joy known as Mt. Lemmon, to read my two books this…
I decided to wait until the end of the month when I spent some time in the cool joy known as Mt. Lemmon, to read my two books this…
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Rest in Love, Queen of Soul Rest in Love, Queen of Soul

recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
Aretha Franklin, acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on August 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old. Learn more about this American icon, her life, and her career.
Aretha Franklin, acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on August 16, 2018 at her home…
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Remembering Aretha Franklin Remembering Aretha Franklin

Listen to her hits and discover gems in her catalog with Freegal in our E-Library. Freegal offers both streaming and downloads.
Listen to her hits and discover gems in her catalog with Freegal in our E-Library. Freegal offers both streaming and downloads.
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Young, Gifted and Black

This book focuses on individual with many different talents. I love that these individuals come from places across the globe including… More
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
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