Sometimes referred to as "MLK Day" or "MLK Day of Service," Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the birthday of one of America's greatest civil rights heroes. Check out inspiring biographies for children, explore King's legacy and the history of the civil rights movement, and read stories of everyday activism.
How do you talk to kids about slavery? In the new book, An American Story, New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander's unparalleled poetry combines with debut illustrator Dare Coulter's singular art to present a sweeping account of our country's founding. They'll join us, as part of their book tour, for an interview with Jacksonville's own Rahman Johnson to talk about how they put this book together and what they want readers to take away from it. The book and this interview program are intended for middle and high schoolers, educators, parents, and caregivers.
The 2023 Jax Stacks Reading Challenge starts January 1 and runs through December 31, 2023. Library staff has hand-picked 16 categories of books for you to read this year to broaden your reading horizons. Try a new series, a new genre, and a new format, and check out some books you might have overlooked!