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Rachel Rosenberg

Rachel Rosenberg enjoys storytimes, books, movies, travel, cross-stitching and sarcasm. She was published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 2 at the age of 14, and is therefore kinda the literary equivalent to the little redheaded girl from 1982’s film adaptation of 'Annie'. Find her on Twitter: @LibraryRachelR

Fixating on Cult Books: Why Do They Obsess Us?

A reader examines the appeal and impact of cult books, reads that create a cultural moment and inspire continuous devotion for years.

Is Your Fave Public Librarian Feeling Blue? 9 Books That Celebrate Librarians

If you are looking to cheer up a tired librarian in your life, here is a list of titles that will make them feel appreciated and valued.

Bookish 2022 Planners for the Reader On Your Holiday List (Even If It’s You)

Whether you're organizing your reading life or looking for a great holiday gift for bookworms, these bookish 2022 planners are the answer.

My Workplace Joined the Fine-Free Library Movement (And Here’s What I Learned)

The realities -- the good, the challenging, and the great -- of going fine-free in libraries from a public librarian.

20 Must-Read Coming Out Stories for National Coming Out Day

These coming out stories -- including Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson --  range in ages, gender, religion, culture, race, and class, showing how coming out is an individual experience.

Libraries Are For Everyone (and Everything): 5 Unexpected Items Your Library Will Lend You

Libraries are more than just books! Did you know many libraries will let you borrow musical instruments, tools, seeds, and more?

New Middle Grade Graphic Novels for Summer and Fall

These new middle grade graphic novels for summer and fall, including Tidesong by Wendy Xu, will keep your young readers -- and you! -- hooked.

18 of the Best Books for Autistic Children

In this list of books for autistic children, find books for and about autistic kids, informational books, and sensory books for kids, including A Boy Called Bat.

9 LGBTQ+ Memoirs to Read This Summer

We're rich with outstanding LGBTQ+ memoirs right now, and these should make an appearance on your summer TBR. Check out A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt and other great queer memoirs.

9 Antiracist Middle Grade Books: Tackling Tough Issues with Kids

Supporting anti-racist ideas should begin in childhood. Kickstart those important conversations with these anti-racist middle grade books.