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Books to Read This Month by Local African American Authors

As part of our African American History Month celebrations, we are spotlighting local Black authors who were either raised in Northeast Florida or make their homes and livelihoods here now. From two-time Emmy award-winning news producer Nikesha Elise Williams, to a book of short stories and poems by Spoken word/Hip-Hop artist KnightKrawler, to award-winning author Rodney Hurst—this outstanding list of local black authors belongs in your "TBR" pile!

Books To Read This Month By Local African American Authors

As part of our African American History Month celebrations, we are spotlighting local Black authors who were either raised in Northeast Florida or make their homes and livelihoods here now. From two-time Emmy award-winning news producer Nikesha Elise Williams, to a book of short stories and poems by Spoken word/Hip-Hop artist KnightKrawler, to award-winning author Rodney Hurst—this outstanding list of local black authors belongs in your "TBR" pile!

February's New Releases For Young Adults

Prepare your library cards because this list of 2021 young adult book releases for February will have you adding several to your TBR! With new releases from best-selling authors such as Angie Thomas, Ransom Riggs, and Neal Shusterman - to name just a few! Plus, the YA genre is on point with delivering phenomenal book covers! If you can't get the book right away, be sure to check out our read-alike's to see what you can get your hands on while you wait for your new release.

Library Lovers Books

It's February and there's always a lot of love in the air and so much to go around! But we're not just talking about romantic love - the kind we celebrate on Valentine's Day. Did you know that February 14 is also Library Lovers' Day?! Not only that, but the entire month of February also just happens to be National Library Lover’s Month! So, it's the perfect time to show your love for your favorite Jacksonville Public Library branch. You can even give us a Valentine's card if you want. And in turn, we'll show you how much we love our customers by showing you everything the library has to offer. There are so many ways to celebrate!

Books for Literacy Week

January 25-29 is 2021 Celebrate Literacy Week in Florida! Created to promote literacy and excellent reading habits in the students of Florida, this year’s theme was “Humanity Tells A Story: What’s YOUR chapter?” The youth of today are not just “future leaders” — many are effectively advocating for and affecting change right now. Their "chapters" are already being written. Thanks in part to social media and technology, these children and teens are using their voice, tech-savvy, and social influence to bring about positive change in their schools, communities, and the country at large. Examples of youth activists, inventors, business owners, and thought leaders are abundant and growing.

Literacy Week Books for Youth


Literacy Week Books for Young Adults


Books For All Ages That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Many decades have passed since the world lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., yet his trail-blazing legacy still lives on. As a celebrated nonviolent resistance organizer, Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial inequality and segregation. He was a talented orator and many of his speeches are still relevant and revered today, especially his I Have A Dream speech. Pictures of him leading the march on Selma are frequently shared on social media as inspiration that his dream still lives on. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, look back on his life, his hopes, and his dreams, with these reads that will inspire us all to continue the work that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s started for us.

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