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Books for All: Protect the Freedom to Read

This Banned Books Week—and all year long—join the Library in the nationwide effort to stand against book bans and support everyone’s right to read freely.


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  • This One Summer

    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

    Young AdultGraphic Novel
    Cover of This One Summer featuring an illustration of two bodies leaping into the ocean.
  • Jacob's New Dress

    Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman

    ChildrenPicture Book
    Cover of Jacob's New Dress featuring a young boy dancing and playing in a purple dress with ruffles.
  • Essex County

    Jeff Lemire

    Young AdultGraphic Novel
    Cover of Essex County with five characters looking out at a deep blue sky as roots grow underneath them.
  • How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

    Julia Alvarez

    Young AdultFiction
    Cover of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents featuring a pink illustration of a woman with her hair in a bun superimposed over skyscrapers.
  • The Three Musketeers

    Alexandre Dumas

    Cover of the Three Musketeers features five men seated around a table, one mid-speech.
  • Milk and Honey

    Rupi Kaur

    The cover of Milk and Honey features the title in white text against a black background.
  • The Bluest Eye

    Toni Morrison

    Cover of The Bluest Eye features the title in blue writing on a white background.
  • Speak

    Laurie Halse Anderson

    Young AdultFiction
    Cover of Speak features a teen girl's face with a drawing of a branch and leaves obscuring her.
  • Bless Me, Ultima

    Rudolfo Anaya

    Young AdultFiction
    Cover of Bless Me, Ultima features a closeup photo of an owl's eye.
  • Celebrate Latin & Hispanic Culture Through Food | Celebre la tradición culinaria de la cultura latina e hispana

    Exquisite recipes bring to life the <strong>Latin &amp; </strong>Hispanic cultures. Las recetas exquisitas revelan las culturas latina e hispana.

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  • 10 September Fiction Releases To Get Your Hands On

    New September books are the equivalent of freshly sharpened pencils and uncreased folders.

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