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  • Inspire Young Inventors: Books & Resources For Elementary Educators

    By Dhariyah Luqman, Specialist II, School Outreach and Samantha Simoes, Specialist II, School Outreach | June 8, 2022
    These books and resources will help children with problem solving, patience, and perseverance as they begin to think like future inventors!
  • Engaging Books to Commemorate Juneteenth in the Classroom

    By Center for Education and Schools | June 2, 2022
    Titles for all ages to support educators in teaching the history of this significant holiday. 
  • Helping Students Visualize the Violence of Residential Schools

    By Emily Uruchima, Research Associate, Curriculum Development, Center for Education and Schools | May 16, 2022
    Teaching the Indigenous history of residential schools with primary sources from NYPL's collections.
  • Books to Support Educators in the Classroom

    By Tiffany James, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | May 10, 2022
    These titles can be used for lesson planning, professional development, gaining new ideas for working with your school community and more.
  • Culturally Responsive Fairy Tale Titles for the Classroom

    By School Outreach | May 3, 2022
    Many familiar tales have been reimagined in new titles that feature diverse characters reflecting the lives of the readers themselves.
  • Picture Books to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

    By Samantha Simoes, Specialist II, School Outreach | April 25, 2022
    Throughout all the challenges teachers have faced recently, they always put their students and the needs of their community first.
  • Books to Inspire Budding Environmental Activists

    By Dhariyah Luqman, Specialist II, School Outreach | April 14, 2022
    Help kids learn what it takes to be an advocate for mother nature and why taking care of our planet must be a priority.
  • High School Classroom Connections for Poetry Instruction

    By Amber Certain, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | March 31, 2022
    Recently published poetry and novels in verse for high school educators to share with students, as well as other resources and activities.
  • Doc Chat Forty-Five: A Guide to Black Travel Guides

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | March 7, 2022
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    Schomburg Center librarian Rhonda Evans and NYPL curator Julie Golia analyzed travel guides used by African Americans to help them navigate…

  • Doc Chat Forty-Four: Alice Austen's New York Street Types

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | March 2, 2022
    NYPL’s Elizabeth Cronin spoke with art historian Bonnie Yochelson about the career and images of understudied Staten Island photographer Al…