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Jun 25

Social Media Made Me Read It: Fantasy Adventure

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
It’s way past your bed time and you’re just endlessly flicking through your “For you” tab on Tik Tok. After a while you notice all your BookTok people are talking about the same books. Why they all love it or why they all hate it. Now you have to know what made these book so special they ended up on this side of TikTok. For today's "Social Media Made Me Read It", we are featuring three books that YCPL staff member Jessica found during one of these late nights. To see her list, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Jun 11

Nonfiction to read during Pride Month

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

prideallyflagFor our Teen Tuesday post this week, we highlighted some wonderful young adult fiction books that can help you celebrate Pride Month. Pride is celebrated every June to remember the Stonewall Riots. Today, we will highlight nonfiction books that celebrate the LGBTQ community. Learning more about the community is just one way to be a straight ally.

Click on "Continue Reading..." below to see some of our favorite nonfiction books highlighting the LGBTQ community.

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Jun 08

Teen Tuesday: Pride Fiction

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Tuesdays posts feature news and reviews teens and tweens.
"When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected." — Laverne Cox

June is Pride Month, a time when we celebrate the beautiful rainbow of people that makes up our world. June was chosen because it's the month that the Stonewall Riots happened in 1969. Brenda Howard, a LGBT activist, is widely credited as starting Pride Month in remembrance of the Stonewall Riots. The well-known rainbow flag that we most associate with LGBT pride was created by Gilbert Baker, at the request of Harvey Milk, a well-known gay politician in San Francisco.

If you're looking for books to celebrate Pride Month, YCPL staff have put together a list for you. To get our suggestions, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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