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Killing the Immortals
Atlanta, Georgia

Killing the Immortals, 2016

"Libraries are the portals from our communities and our children to the world of books. They tie us to the literature of the past and create a crucial bridge to the literature of the future. It's essential that we preserve them and help them thrive."

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts
Austin, Texas

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts, 2016

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?, 2016

"I love to escape to the library. I love the smell of books, the solitude and peaceful environment, and a knowing that at my fingertips is a wealth of knowledge and stories."

Nelson Beats the Odds
Tappahannock , Virginia

Nelson Beats the Odds, 2015

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship
Atlanta, Georgia

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship, 2016

"My career as an author and scholar began with visits to my high school and local libraries. For me, libraries have always been places of inquiry and affirmation."

The Right Wrong Thing
Redwood City, California

The Right Wrong Thing, 2016

"Libraries are the foundation of a democratic society, a home away from home, and the key to a wider world."

Rice & Rocks
Mount Vernon, New York

Rice & Rocks, 2016

"Libraries are magical destinations. Wherever you want to go, the library can take you there with your favorite author or introduce you to new adventures."

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams, 2016

"A library is a place to get away to so that you can find yourself."

The Timekeeper's Son
Athens, Georgia

The Timekeeper's Son, 2016

"My childhood library had a small walled garden attached to it. When I was 11, I remember sitting in that garden as I finished Pearl Buck's The Good Earth. I looked up at the library and thought - I want to read every book in the library. And then realized with a great sadness, that I would never live long enough."

The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy
Portland, Oregon

The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy, 2016

"Libraries are gardens where imagination flowers."

Martinez, Georgia

"Libraries, the one place anyone can enter be enriched and not have to spend a dime."

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Comfort Food - One Woman's Journey to Understand the Meaning and Significance of Friendship", 2016

"This message is found near the main entrance to Pattee Library at the Pennsylvania State University: 'The true university is a collection of books.'"