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When everyone's talking about it, we can make a difference
When everyone's talking about it, we can make a difference

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Refugee Stories in Picture Books Refugee Stories in Picture Books

recommended by LibrarianDeb
Gently told but not sugar-coated books to help non-refugee children talk about and understand the refugee experience they are hearing about.
Gently told but not sugar-coated books to help non-refugee children talk about and understand the refugee experience they are hearing about.
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Refugee Stories for Children Refugee Stories for Children

recommended by LibrarianDest
Books for children who want to know more about the experiences of refugees around the world.
Books for children who want to know more about the experiences of refugees around the world.
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In the News: North Korea In the News: North Korea

recommended by KCLSReads
Curious about North Korea? The 10 titles on this list - defector memoirs, histories, and even a detective novel - provide insight into the…
Curious about North Korea? The 10 titles on this list - defector memoirs, histories, and even a detective novel - provide insight into the…
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Writers Shaping National Conversation Writers Shaping National Conversation

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
AdWeek suggests authors who "have inspired new passions, given voice to the disenfranchised, shaped national conversations and held the…
AdWeek suggests authors who "have inspired new passions, given voice to the disenfranchised, shaped national conversations and held the...
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Pacific Crest Trail: 50 Years of Stories Pacific Crest Trail: 50 Years of Stories

By Andrewm
The Pacific Crest Trail, or the PCT as it's commonly called, has been an on-and-off-again fascination of mine since I was little. This…
The Pacific Crest Trail, or the PCT as it's commonly called, has been an on-and-off-again fascination of mine since I was little. This…
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Viva La Raza Books and Online Resources Viva La Raza Books and Online Resources

recommended by KCLSdiversity
Books, streaming video, and websites featuring voices and stories from the Chicanx & Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.
Books, streaming video, and websites featuring voices and stories from the Chicanx & Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.
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While You Wait: I'll Be Gone in the Dark While You Wait: I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Hope
The buzz around Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark was already huge when it was published back in February. She was an...
The buzz around Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark was already huge when it was published back in February. She was an...
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Civics 101: How to Run for Office Civics 101: How to Run for Office

By Hope
Welcome back to Civics 101, where we explore the information you need to know to understand the news! Lately there's been a surge of…
Welcome back to Civics 101, where we explore the information you need to know to understand the news! Lately there's been a surge of…
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Tips & Tricks for First-Time Homebuyers Tips & Tricks for First-Time Homebuyers

By Peggy
The thought of buying your first home can be really intimidating, especially since the real estate market is so competitive. Yet home owner…
The thought of buying your first home can be really intimidating, especially since the real estate market is so competitive. Yet home owner…
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While you wait for A Higher Loyalty While you wait for A Higher Loyalty

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
If you're interested in reading A Higher Loyalty by James Comey but want a title with fewer holds while you wait, you may enjoy these…
If you're interested in reading A Higher Loyalty by James Comey but want a title with fewer holds while you wait, you may enjoy these…
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Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints

Access statistics and primary sources to inform opinions and read articles written from diverse perspectives to better understand others.
Access statistics and primary sources to inform opinions and read articles written from diverse perspectives to better understand others.
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Women's Work: Writing on Inequality Women's Work: Writing on Inequality

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
Read books by women exploring issues related to gender, wages, and work/life balance.
Read books by women exploring issues related to gender, wages, and work/life balance.
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How to Recognize Fake News How to Recognize Fake News

Don't be fooled by fake news again. Learn how to spot it and how to debunk it with these videos from Access Video on Demand.
Don't be fooled by fake news again. Learn how to spot it and how to debunk it with these videos from Access Video on Demand.
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15 Books About The Immigrant Experience 15 Books About The Immigrant Experience

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
Members of Buzzfeed's reading group Page Turners shared their picks for the best books that capture the immigrant experience.
Members of Buzzfeed's reading group Page Turners shared their picks for the best books that capture the immigrant experience.
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