Mar 30, 2022 Books for Poetry Month & Library Week
April is National Poetry Month and April 3rd through the 9th is National Library Week. Here are a few recommendations for both of these occasions from librarian Allyson Mower.
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
I haven’t read much poetry in my life, but I regret not having done so because this book and Diaz’s writing is superb. After watching the show Reservation Dogs, I especially liked the poem “Top Ten Reasons Indians Are Good at Basketball.”
Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Ethelene Whitmire
Librarians inspire new art and new cultural movements! Learn more Regina Andrews story in this great book about librarianship and the Harlem Renaissance.
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, his son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library by Edward Wilson-Lee
This well-researched history tells another story of Christopher Columbus and the quest of his son to seek order in the world through building a library.