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Forever Free: Juneteenth Then And Now

June 19 is a special day in American history, particularly in the history of black Americans.  What are you doing this Juneteenth?

Learn about Juneteenth

It took until June 19, 1865, for a Union Army general to announce to Texas that all slaves were now free. These books tell the story!

Betty Liggins, civil rights leader, community activist, dies

Tucson mourns civil right leader and local activist Betty Liggins. Get the full story about her legacy on

Children's Books Worth Your Time!

New kids' fiction and non-fiction are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, courtesy of Kindred!

African Americans in the Great Outdoors

Frequenting state and national parks is one of my favorite things to do. My family finds that there are few of my culture or hue present.

Arizona Illustrated: Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis, Vice President of the Dunbar Board and President of the Archive Committee, speaks about her time at the Dunbar School.

Marian Anderson's Gold-Trimmed Jacket

On April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson sang a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being turned away from Constitution Hall.

Children's Books Worth Your Time

New children's fiction and non-fiction titles that are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals.

Books Worth Your Time!

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

Black Girls Rock!

For strong, Black girls who will one day grow into strong, Black women - these books are for you!

Social Justice for Kids

Resources for kids covering a range of social-justice topics.

Celebrating the Black community

"When folks see that change, they want to use the library, they want to come in, they want to embrace us just like we want to embrace them."

Interview with Kindred about One Book

Two members of our Kindred team were interviewed about One Book, One Community. Listen in to find out about our 2019 community read!

Overlooked: Obituaries in NYT

The New York Times has a special online edition with obituaries of remarkable Black men and women who were overlooked in the past.

Celebrating Black Excellence!

Celebrate the achievements of these notable Black men and women!

Black History Month Books for Kids

February is Black History Month! These books, perfect for younger readers, celebrate the lives and achievements of Black men and women.
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