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Booktalking: "This Side of Home" by Renee Watson

Find out about another stellar novel from Renee Watson about gentrification, racism, and the drama of being a teenage girl.Read More ›

Booktalking "Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson

Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, and she rides the bus across town to attend the ritzy private school. She is one of a handful of students of color and feels out of place in the mostly wealthy, white, privileged student body.Read More ›

Booktalking "Survivors Club" by Michael Bornstein

A series of fortunate events in the hellacious circumstances of World War II led to a little boy's survival.Read More ›

ACRL/NY 2017 Annual Symposium: The Mission

Learn about the Greater New York Metropolitan Area's Association of College and Research Libraries annual symposium. Read More ›

BLC's Favorite YA Reads of 2017

After reading nearly 150 young adult books in 2017, two Bronx Library Center librarians share their favorites.Read More ›

Booktalking "Anatomy of Innocence" by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Exculpatory DNA evidence, false witness identification, and law enforcement and legal misconduct lead to an alarming number of innocent people being put into prison for decades.Read More ›

Booktalking "Up To This Pointe" by Jennifer Longo

Antarctica is a huge jump from Harper's prior days in California.Read More ›

Booktalking "Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web" by J A Hitchcock

Anything posted online can follow people for decades, and kids need to be made aware of the potential consequences of their actions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Witchtown" by Cory Oakes

Macie and her mother, Aubra O'Sullivan, lead a nomadic lifestyle scamming community after community. Macie is praying that Witchtown will be their last scam.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Normal" by Barbara Dee

Norah begins seventh grade after two years of fighting cancer. Above all, she wants people to forget that she was sick.Read More ›

Think You're Too Old for Picture Books? Think Again!

Written with Elisa Garcia. November celebrates National Picture Book Month and will be recognized in many children’s sections of libraries across the city. At Bronx Library Center, we'll also celebrate graphic novels, comic books, and manga. We hope you’ll join us!Read More ›

Booktalking "Wishbones" by Virginia MacGregor

When Feather finds her mother collapsed in a diabetic coma on New Year's eve, she knows that she has to do something...and fast.Read More ›

Indie Author Day at the Bronx Library Center

We were lucky to host the second annual Indie Author Day. Four authors were featured: Annette Berkovits, Rebecca Brooks, Carmen D. Lucca, and Anne Born. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Fall" by James Preller

Sam and Morgan have an "impossible friendship," whatever that is...Read More ›

Booktalking "Charisma" by Jeanne Ryan

Imagine that you could become instantly vivacious and popular. Unfortunately, perfection comes with a price.Read More ›

Exploring Citizenship Day: Programs, Books & Films

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”Read More ›

Booktalking "Textrovert" by Lindsey Summers

Keeley is a senior high school girl focused on friends and college. Zach and JT are football rivals—two stars vying for limited scholarships. The last thing Keeley wants is to get caught in the cross hairs... Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook" by Deborah Haddock

The Three Faces of Eve. Sybil. Hollywood portrayals of multiple personality disorder have sensationalized the problem and many mental health professionals—as well as members of the general public—doubt its very existence. Nowadays, this disorder of memory, identity, and consciousness is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) . Read More ›

Booktalking "Star-Crossed" by Barbara Dee

Gemma is the apple of Mathilda's eye. Yet, she is shocked when one of her buddies opines that Mattie has a crush on Gemma. What could this mean?!?! Read More ›
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