African-American STEM Heroes!

I do a little internal happy dance every time I get a reference question that directly relates to what I'm reading at the moment. This happened recently when a patron asked for children's books on African-American inventors and inventions-- a question that came exactly one day after I read and loved Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of Inventions, the story […]

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Adult Fiction by Trans Authors

With the topic of transgender rights at the forefront of the national consciousness, I've been thinking a lot about stories (as I tend to do!) that deal with trans experiences. While there are a number of great memoirs by trans-identified authors, I have to admit that I am way more of a fiction reader, so I've […]

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Explore Afrofuturism on hoopla!

I've been on a mission to figure out this whole hoopla thing, our new(ish) service for streaming music, movies, and comics, and I figured what better way to start than by looking for materials to satisfy my obsession with all things Afrofuturism! For those new to the term, Ytasha L. Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and […]

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