This is a repost from the We Stories’ Blog!

We’re all adjusting to life being lived exclusively from our homes, and more times than not, that can have one grasping for something new to do. With help from the local library, we’ve got you covered! Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive have been lifesaver apps in the age of self-quarantining, and we want to share some of the gems we found while sifting through both platforms. Below you’ll find lists for the whole family, no matter their age!

In case you don’t have a library card yet, you can head here to register for one from the St. Louis County Library system, or visit your local library’s website to find out how you can get a card online. Happy Reading!                                                                                  

Picture Book Recs:                                   

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name
  • Fry Bread
  • Big Mooncake for Little Star (Also a video short on Hoopla!)
  • Birdsong
  • Someone New
  • The Undefeated
  • The Day You Begin
  • Carmela Full of Wishes
  • Sulwe
  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • King of Kindergarten
  • Trombone Shorty                                       

Young Adult Book Recs:                                   

  • Dragon Pearl
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance
  • Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
  • A Good Kind of Trouble
  • Pet
  • Look Both Ways
  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky                       

Adult Book Recs:                                           

  • The Water Dancer
  • Southern History Across the Poverty Line
  • White Fragility
  • The New Jim Crow
  • They Were Her Property
  • The Color of Law
  • An Indigenous People’s History of the US
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Please visit the We Stories blog for more information.