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November is picture book month and we invite readers of all ages to check out the display of picture books in Cubberley Library. Picture books are enchanting to look at, creating lifelong readers and instilling literacy skills from an early age.  There is a website dedicated to encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy at http://picturebookmonth.com. Every day in November there will be an author or illustrator explaining why they feel picture books are important. There is also an activities link to a variety of authors' and illustrators' pages. For example, Jan Brett's link is a coloring book page related to her book The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale.

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Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz.   "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin." 

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Just in time for National Bullying Prevention Month, Kelly Roll has put together a display of great children's books for nuturing compassion.  Cubberley Library also has the following resources:

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In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child. The U.S. branch is "an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action." For resources in Cubberley see these guides:

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Today is National Coming Out Day, the 28th anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  Cubberley Education Library has resources listed in the following guides:

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According to NPR there is momentum in a movement to replace Columbus Day with  Indigenous People's Day.  If you wish to celebrate today in that way, we have books for you. 

 

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A party in Ramandan is only one of the Children's books with an Islamic theme in Cubberley Education Library.  It deals with the dilemma of a young Muslim girl torn between the temptations of goodies at a party and wanting to keep her Ramadan fast.

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June is LGBT Pride Month, honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots.  Check out the Library of Congress site for more information about it.  Also check out Cubberley Education Library's list of children's books with a LGBTQ theme and resources for research on LGBTQ and education.

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