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
Using mapping skills learned in their social studies unit, Grade One partners chose a favorite picture book from the library to map. Favorites include Curious George, Make Way for Ducklings, and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Character journeys and important places received the bird's eye view treatment, with keys, scales, and even a compass rose to guide the reader and viewer. A collection of these maps is currently on display in the library.
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.