Learn more about…


Lists


Reviews

  • Choosing the President : 1980. by League of Women Voters
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The only nonpartisan guide to the complex and often baffling process that decides the nation’s next president. League of Women voters produces excellent resources on educating voters about issues and processes.

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Feb 3, 2023

    Check out this item

  • Wired.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wired Magazine is great for keeping up with the tech industry, computers, and gadgets. They cover a variety of topics monthly and it's approachable for most readers. Wired is available through the Libby app directly to your phone as well.

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Feb 3, 2023

    Check out this item

  • A million miles in a thousand years what I… by Miller, Donald,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Donald Miller is great at writing about spiritual growth, young adulthood, aspirations, and his journey with and without his father present. This book is sort of a culmination of some of the themes covered in his earlier works. Very heartfelt.

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Feb 2, 2023

    Check out this item

  • How to be a (young) antiracist by Kendi, Ibram X.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The conversation on how to end racism is an ongoing one. Here is a young adult version of X Kendi's adult book How To Be Antiracist (still appropriate for adults!) with scenarios and facts to help you continue the work and carry on the fight in your every day relationships and at school and socially. 

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Feb 2, 2023

    Check out this item

  • Coco
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Great family movie for all ages: "Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history."

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Feb 2, 2023

    Check out this item

  • Elsewhere, home by Aboulela, Leila,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Could you not look beyond the hijab?"

    Such is the question for one of Aboulela's protagonists in the collection of short stories, "Elsewhere, Home." Aboulela exquisitely and acutely describes the thoughts and reflections of Muslim, Arab women living between Scottland, England, Sudan, and Egypt.

    In a time when millions of people have been displaced from their homes, its beautiful and heartwrenching to read reflections such as Aboulela's, and to consider, "What makes a home?"

    I do wish more people read Aboulela's works and reflected on their significance in Philadelphia, for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who reside here. Can we dare to make our city, and our neighborhoods, more friendly, and to welcome strangers into our homes?

    Reviewed by Matthew G on Feb 1, 2023

    Check out this item