Libraries are the best. They provide warmth, education and access to technology. Growing up, whenever I had questions I was too embarrassed to ask my parents about I turned to books. Back then I didn’t come across any story with queer characters and while there were slightly more POC protagonists, they were usually not found in contemporary.
Publishing is (slowly) making progress and I want the kids that can’t buy books to be able to read those stories so most of the books I request have some form of diversity. I hope to make Fill Your Library a recurring feature where I share with you the books my library accepted and rejected.
The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver
With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
My Year Zero by Rachel Gold
Nothing Happened by Molly Booth
What book do you think all libraries should have?
Want more library content? Then I’m happy to tell you that this Friday I will be sharing some of the titles I borrowed over the past decade.