Here is a new must-read graphic novel for Middle and Upper Division fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang. New Kid is a timely story of a young boy of color who starts a new school where "diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real." An important book told with empathy and honesty.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. The CSK Book Awards celebrate the black experience for today's youth. Our library is lucky to have nearly all the winners, and many of our favorites are currently on display and available for check out. View this list for additional highlights: 25 Great Books: CSK Awards
Each year for the past decade, Park's faculty and staff have gathered to create community through the Park Readers, a year-long book group. This year's theme, Wakanda Forever: Black YA Fantasy, has been a thrilling exploration of diviners, witches, and zombies, while also a consideration of African and African-American culture and history. The books being discussed are Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone, Justina Ireland's Dread Nation, and Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch. The books are all available in Park's library collection for check out.