Posted in Books | January 16, 2020
Congratulations to Jason Reynolds, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature! In honor of this wonderful new appointment for Jason, here is our story about his 2018 visit to Queens, from the May/June 2018 issue of Queens Library Magazine. Jason Reynolds wants…
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Posted in Books | December 23, 2019
George Ford, a pioneering children’s book illustrator who received the first Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, reflects on his life in publishing and growing up in the immigrant community of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Ford visited Langston Hughes Library this year to give a…
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Posted in Books | December 5, 2019
Here are some of the new books coming to the Library for adults, children, and teens—from investigative reporting to thrillers to fantasy. November 5, 2019Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (children) by Andrea Beaty In this picture book, Sofia Valdez’s grandfather injures himself at a…
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Posted in Books | November 14, 2019
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction in 2017. This year, she returns with a second novel, The Revisioners, which, like her first, is set in the South, where she’s from. She never expected the…
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Posted in Books | November 1, 2019
Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest abolitionists, known for his powerful oratory. David W. Blight, author of a new biography of Douglass and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will visit Flushing Library on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm. Register for his talk at davidwblight.…
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