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May 11

Teen Tuesday: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Tuesdays posts feature news and reviews teens and tweens.
Books are one of the best ways to learn about new cultures and learn about the experiences of people all over the world. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a month to celebrate the history, traditions, and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. York County Public Library staff have put together a list of YA books that feature AAPI protagonists and cultures. Click on "Continue Reading..." below to explore a small sampling of the many fantastic options available from York County Public Library. Or check out our Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Book List.

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Jul 12

Review: Hammerhead: The Making of a Carpenter

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 12, 2017 at 3:51 PM by Elizabeth Land

Hammerhead by Nina MacLaughlinBiographies and memoirs are quite popular at York County Public Library. Whether they are picked up because the reader wants the chance to learn from someone else's mistakes without having to make them or because the subject is of special interest to the reader, they offer everyone a chance to meet real people grappling with real situations.

I prefer memoirs because unlike biographies, which attempt to cover the entire breadth of an individual's life, memoirs just focus on a few important episodes. They offer life lessons in easy-to-read nuggets that are perfect for summer reading. Which is what made me pick up Nina MacLaughlin's Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter.

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