Quite frankly, low voter turnout has always baffled me. Only 58% of eligible voters cast a ballot during the recent presidential election, which means roughly 90 million people decided to skip it. At Park we are encouraging civic engagement by working with students and teachers to craft thoughtful and heartfelt letters to the new President. Come visit the library and view our display of these well-written efforts.
In honor of Black History Month, the library has curated 25 Great Books: Coretta Scott King Award. Stop by the library to see the display and check out one of these iconic books. The complete list can be found in the library's online catalogue, Destiny Quest.
We Need Diverse Books (WND) is a dynamic organization of children’s book lovers that "advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people." WND has just published a short-story collection, Flying Lessons, that is terrific! Contributing authors include Kwame Alexander, Grace Lin, Matt de la Peña, Jacqueline Woodson, and others!
One of the brightest literary lights, Andrea Davis Pinkney recently visited The Park School, inspiring our community through presentations in Upper Division morning meeting and Grade II library classes. Ms. Pinkney is the author of over thirty books for children, primarily focusing on the African-American cultural experience. Come to the library and check them out!