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Diverse Award Winners

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 62

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we discuss the second prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, inclusive and diverse award winners. Our Teen Librarian Jacqueline Cooper stops by to talk about the Global Reads for Teens challenge. [Content warning: the books we discuss describe abuse and racism.]

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Book Notes

Bite Notes

  • To accompany The Bridge Home, dig into a comforting bowl of Moong Dal Payasam from Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites, available in print or as an eBook on Hoopla.
  • Pair a cold pint of Guayabera Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing with Elwood’s and Turner’s harrowing story of survival in The Nickel Boys.
  • Savor the sweetness of Trethewey’s early childhood with Easy Fig Pecan Bars.

Find More Books With These Diverse Awards

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Arab-American Book Awards
Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
Association for Asian American Studies
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards
Lambda Literary Awards
Stonewall Book Awards