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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?

Juneteenth collection on Kanopy

With Juneteenth around the corner, head over to see a collection that honors & celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved.

Read Black: Octavia Butler and Black Sci Fi

Octavia Butler was one of the greats & stands tall & mighty in the world of Black science fiction. Read more & discover other great voices.

Did you miss our chat with Rebekah Borucki? Watch it here!

Rebekah Borucki, author of Zara's Big Messy Day (That Turned Out Okay), chats with Tenecia and Dana from the Library's Kindred team.

#ReadBlack Book Club

Jun 26th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event
Pima County Public Library’s Kindred Team invites you to Read Black! Come to discover new books and share your favorites.

Call on curiosity, empathy, and common sense

We hope you enjoy this Q&A with author and meditation guide, Rebekah Borucki, who will help us kick of Summer Learning this Saturday, 5/29!

Read Black Pride 2021

#ReadBlack in June will be a round-robin celebration of Pride and the work of Black members of the LGBTQ+ community past and present.

Kick off the summer with meditation guide Rebekah Borucki!

The Library's Kindred Team presents Rebekah Borucki, author of "Zara's Messy Day (that Turned Out Okay). Join us on Saturday, May 29th!

The Underground Railroad and Magic Realism

Fictionalized accounts often incorporate magic realism. This can be a means to engage with social-political issues & post-colonial horrors.

"These were the books I needed as a little girl."

Meet Rebekah Borucki in this Q&A, then join us on May 29th as she'll read from her book and lead a short meditation for all ages!

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Affirmations For Little Ones

Books, written by BIPOC authors, for little (and big!) ones on meditation, mindfulness, and affirmations about the awesomeness that is you!

Black History, With Love

If you want to explore some Black history with a guaranteed happy ending, check out these romance novels, all by Black authors.
PimaLib_AnnieW said:

It does not surprise me at all that Natasha Trethewey was previously the United States Poet Laureate (twice, to be specific). The subject matter is heartbreaking…

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PimaLib_AnnieW said:

Written by a middle-grade teacher. Funny and with positive messages, Simon B Rhymin tells the story of Simon (aka Notorious D.O.G.), his aspirations to…

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PimaLib_TaylorJ said:

Take Back the Block is a multilayered story that is authentic, smart, and full of heart. Readers learn alongside main character, Wes, as he develops an…

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