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Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Killer's Cousin" by Nancy Werlin

David's parents send him to live with his cousin, Lily, in an attempt to escape the contempt that the community casts down upon him. Read More ›

Booktalking "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness" by Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight was abducted in 2002 and lived hidden in her captor's house for a decade. The journals she kept chronicle her love for her son and the abuses she suffered.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Lost Girls" by John Glatt

Families plastered Cleveland with posters of their missing daughters. The three women were kept hidden for over a decade.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dogtag Summer" by Elizabeth Partridge

Her Vietnamese name sounds like the call of shorebirds, but they call her Tracy in America.Read More ›

Superhero Songs From Presley and Melody

Presley and Melody have been performing at the library for years, and they always come up with new exciting shows and songs. This year, they made a show to coincide with the superhero summer reading theme. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Summer I Found You" by Jolene Perry

Dating your best friend's cousin is a murky business that Kate is not sure that she wants to venture into. Read More ›

Booktalking "Seven Days of Rage" by Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer

The preppy-looking, 6'3", 23-year-old medical student was also a killer on Craigslist.Read More ›

Networking To Your Next Job with Lisa Hennig

Helpful information for job searching, as well as networking within your career in order to perform your job better.Read More ›

Beyond Bond

We asked library staff to investigate Ian Fleming's legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.Read More ›

Booktalking "White Lines" by Jennifer Banash

Seventeen-year-old Cat exists in a netherworld between the banalities of high school and the night club life. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Courage To Take Command" by Jill Morgenthaler

Jill Morgenthaler is a retired military colonel who was able to climb up the career ladder and has many words of wisdom for both female and male leaders.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Heaven" by Melanie Thernstrom

Sinedu, from Ethiopia, and Trang, from Vietnam, came to the prestigious promised land of Harvard University.Read More ›

Booktalking "Outcasts United" by Warren St. John

The Fugees, short for refugees, is a soccer team that revolutionized immigrants' lives in Clarkston, Georgia. Boys from Iraq, Afghanistan, African countries and other nations played soccer barefoot on a field near some apartment complexes.Read More ›

Celebrating the ADA

We asked our expert NYPL staff, “What’s your favorite book that features a protagonist with a disability, and why do you like it?”Read More ›

Booktalking "Arms Full of Love" by Delilah

Delilah is full of love, and she wants to share it with the world. Read More ›

Mystery Without End... Literally

Raymond Chandler famously said, “The ideal mystery is one you would read even if the end is missing.” In honor of his birthday this week, we asked our librarian experts to name mysteries they’d read even if there were no endings—books so compelling, with such great characters or such an evocative setting, that the story itself is just a bonus.Read More ›

Booktalking "Rethinking Normal" by Katie Rain Hill

Katie Rain Hill was born as Luke. However, she never felt like a boy.Read More ›

Booktalking "Angel Face" by Barbie Nadeau

Amanda from Seattle and Meredith from Britain met while studying abroad in Italy. They roomed together with two Italian women. At first, everything was peachy keen, but, as happens so often with roommates, the relationship soon soured. Read More ›

Booktalking "Good Leaders Ask Great Questions" by John Maxwell

Business leaders need to retain their curiosity, ask themselves questions to keep at the top of their game, and ask questions of others to determine if they need assistance and to double-check if the leaders need to improve. Questions spur learning.Read More ›
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