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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

43 years ago, Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time, the first fighter to ever do so. Read all about it!
PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

I was in love from the book's dedication, which in part reads "I dedicate this book to all Black children to remind them of their worth", to the very last…

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Read Black: Beyond Wild Women and the Blues

Read Black Book Club read Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce. Here are books, resources, and more connected to the two timelines!

10 reasons to get an eCard

You can get an eCard online in minutes! But why should you? Here are some really good reasons.

Teen Books Worth Your Time!

New teen fiction and non-fiction titles that are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses!

Children's Books Worth Your Time

New children's titles written by Black authors &/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

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!
PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

This is an excellent collection of essays written by a Black womxn on issues that matter for both womyn and people of color. There were many moments while…

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PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

I fell in L-O-V-E with this book! It's a beautiful love story, but it’s also a love letter to art & music, to creativity, to Black history, to unapologetic…

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41 for 41

YIKES! I continue to insist I don't look a day older than 28 while meeting my goal of enjoying 41 enlightening, transformative, yummy books!

Read Black Pride: The Master List 2021

In June, we met to discuss books by queer Black authors. Here are the books we were excited to discuss.

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?

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.

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.
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