Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.
Visit the library's front walk to view "Juneteenth for Mazie" by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper.
Visit the library's front walk to read the 2021 Caldecott Medal winner!
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.
Everybody who was outside . . .
. . . went inside.
Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew.
We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us.
Like a Girl by Lori Degman and illustrated by Mara Penny empowers young girls everywhere to celebrate who they are!
After discussing the Covid 19 Pandemic and studying the work of contemporary collage artists Patrick Bremer, David Hockney, Benon Lutaaya, and David Gores, Edmunds Middle School and Essex Middle School students set about creating their own self-portraits using collage as the medium. The patience needed to create these pieces is nothing short of herculean. 7th and 8th grade students deserve a medal for their persistence and commitment to this persnickety art form.