Read with Pride | Our Favorite LGBTQIA+ Young Adult Reads #BookDropsCLE

Today Sarah and Eric are discussing their favorite LGBTQIA+ young adult picks. Sarah’s Reads Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe The House of the cerulean sea by TJ Klune Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Snapdragon by Kat Leyh She Drives Me Crazy – Kelly Quindlen Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes Eric’s Reads Kings of…

ClevelandReads | Cleveland’s Most Popular Titles in May

Are you looking for a good read? Here are Cleveland’s most popular books for May 2022. Top Circulating Titles – Adult Fear No Evil by James PattersonThe Coast-to-Coast Murders by James PattersonGED Test PrepHis Dirty Secret by Mia BlackLife After Death by Sister SouljahThe 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-JonesDeath of the Black Widow by James PattersonApples…

Recommended Reading for Families: Transgender Visibility

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual event dedicated to celebrating transgender people – raising awareness of discrimination and highlighting their contributions to society. Our staff has created a list of recommended readings to help young readers cultivate an inclusive understanding of transgender rights.

Recommended Reading for Writers & Readers with Anita Hill #WritersAndReaders

Nearly 30 years before the #MeToo movement Anita Hill appeared before Congress during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Her courageous testimony of the sexual harassment did not stop Thomas’ appointment but it did change the conversation around sexual harassment, empower others to step forward, and spur wider discussions about gender-based violence. Believing is a manifesto about the origins and…

Presenting Page Count, the Podcast for Literary Lovers in and from the State of Ohio!

About Page Count Page Count is a new literary podcast presented by the Ohio Center for the Book (OCFB) at Cleveland Public Library. This interview-format podcast will feature authors, librarians, booksellers, illustrators, publishing professionals, and literary advocates in and from the state of Ohio. Guests range from internationally recognized and bestselling authors to professionals working on a grassroots level to…

Books in Verse… or Something Like That | #BookDropsCLE

According to Wikipedia, verse narratives are as old as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad, and the Odyssey, but the verse novel is a distinctly modern form. Don & Sarah are back with recommended titles that read with a poetic rhythm. Verse novels have given reluctant and vivacious readers a new reason to turn the page. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney…