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A Bronx Week Reading List: May 8-18


One of the unique features of the Bronx is that is has a week dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all its wonderful attributes: history, literature, culture, etc. The Borough President each year has the honor of designating when the 11-day week will occur. Bronx Week 2014 begins May 8 and concludes on May 18. At the Bronx Library Center, we have a wonderful array of programs to highlight the Bronx. Additionally, here is a reading list which is sure to spark your interests in all things Bronx!

Music of the Bronx

American Hip-Hop: Rappers, DJs and Hard Beats by Nathan Sacks

Attend a music program or see a dance performance.

Sports in the Bronx

Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton

The Bronx Zoo

The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife

Bronx Biography


My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer

Learn about other women from the Bronx at this program.

Bronx History

The Northern Borough by Lloyd Ultan (Bronx - History)

Meet the Author Lloyd Ultan at this program.

Bronx Travels

Orchard Beach: the Bronx Riviera by Wayne Lawrence

Bronx Lives

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adian Nicole LeBlanc

Bronx Education


Why do only White People Get Abducted by Aliens: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx by Llana Garon

Learn more about education in the Bronx at this program.

Bronx Fiction

Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schlindler

Meet other authors, poets and publishers at the Bronx Literary Festival.

Be a part of the "Bronx Memoir Project" and share your own Bronx Story in English and Spanish.

Read some interesting facts about the Bronx.


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