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Access to these resources was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the CARES Act. They will be available through January 29, 2022.
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What to Read Next
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Read our blog for booklists and reading suggestions from the team at Monroe Public Library (below in PDF format).
The 1920s Take a look back 100 years ago with these books, some of which were popular in their own time, and others which have come to represent an era.
Books in Translation These fiction and nonfiction books for adults come from all around the world, and reveal the vibrant voices of authors writing in languages other than English.
Gender Identity Whether exploring for yourself, or learning about someone you love, we have plenty of reading materials about gender. Updated November 2020.
Graphic Memoirs Fans of comics and memoirs alike can find new favorites in this list of illustrated personal stories.
Guns and Gun Violence A divisive subject in the United States, but one that is omnipresent in our lives. This list contains many personal experiences of mass shootings, among other topics.
Modern Storytelling These books from comedians, podcasters, YouTubers, and TED Talkers demonstrate a wide variety of new ways to tell a story.
Mythology & Folklore These collections, adaptations and retellings of classic tales both modernize them and bring new perspective.
Nature, Landscape, and the Environment These books explore our natural world from various perspectives, often celebratory.
Race and Racism in the United States Hoping to learn about the history of this country and the current experiences of others? These titles can foster discussion and understanding. Updated November 2020.