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Critical Conversations: For Families & Kids

For Families & Kids



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Book Lists for Young Readers to Celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month

In June, we celebrated National Caribbean American Heritage Month, honoring the impact and contributions Caribbean Americans have made to American society and culture, with new book lists for kids and teens. These titles (many available as e-books) explore the Caribbean American experience and introduce young readers to notable Caribbean Americans.

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Don't Miss: Summer Reading Virtual Summer Camp

Join The New York Public Library this summer for our six-week Virtual Summer Camp program. Every week, kids and students of all ages, and their families, can find a new batch of fun, hands-on activities that promote learning, reading, and creativity—and can all be done from home. Want to stay up-to-date with all our Summer Camp activities? Sign up for our weekly NYPL Kids e-newsletter and never miss out on the fun.

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Introducing STEAM Storytimes

Starting this month, the Library’s online storytime series offers special “STEAM” storytimes, including fun ideas from the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. These stories help kids to explore topics like the five senses, movement, color, sound, and more. Look for a new STEAM storytime every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus suggested activities, all summer long. You can also watch storytimes on demand on our website.


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Nic Stone © Rachel Moron

Last Chance! Download Shuri: A Black Panther Novel

Kids can visit Wakanda and the world of Black Panther from home—but time is running out! The Library's universal access to the e-book edition of Nic Stone's Shuri: A Black Panther Novel ends this week. Join Shuri—scientist, warrior, princess—on a quest to save Wakanda in this all-new adventure and download the book today through our free e-reader app, SimplyE.

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Little Black Pearls for Little Black Girls