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For Adults

The Supreme at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean have seen their friendship endure through bullies, love affairs and great tragedies. But can they survive a tumultuous year when they are forced to face their past mistakes? This funny and touching book sheds light on what it was like to live through the Civil Rights era and how those struggles continue to shape modern day communities and lives.

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Book Discussion & Author Visit The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat

Join author Edward Kelsey Moore as we discuss his novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat.

Wednesday, February 4 at 7 pm
Skokie Public Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 10 am
Skokie Public Library

Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice edited by Gail Bush & Randy Meyer

This thought-provoking anthology showcases poems that advocate for a more just society. The poems, divided into five sections, lead the reader on a path of discovery, examination, and, hopefully, action. Celebrated poets such as Langston Hughes and lesser known poets contribute to this short collection of inspiring poems.

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For Teens

Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina Armstrong by Joan Steinau Lester

Nina, a biracial teen, struggles as her parents get divorced. Now everything in her life feels like a stark push-and-pull between black and white, with the tensions in her family and in her community echoing her own hurt, confusion, and search for identity. Nina spends more and more time learning about her great-great-grandmother, who escaped from slavery, in the hopes that her ancestor’s story will help her figure out her own life.

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For Kids

Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park

When Xander begins planning his party, he knows he wants to invite all of his fellow bears. He runs into a problem, though, when some animals who are not bears are interested in attending, too. As Xander discovers that he can be friends and have fun with all animals—even those different from him—his party turns into something truly sensational.

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama

This beautifully-illustrated book explores the idea that all children share many of the same qualities as the minds that have most influenced America: for example, courage (like Jackie Robinson); imagination (like Albert Einstein); and creative vision (like Georgia O’Keefe). In this touching letter to his own children, Obama celebrates the potential of every child.

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