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Make reading, and the Library, part of your summer. Sign up for Summer Reading Club between June 3 – August 4. A St. Louis Public Library card is your ticket to new worlds. Find just what you want….picture books, novels, facts that astound—or discover something you never imagined with these titles from our digital collections.

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Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.

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Students will love reading about the fascinating life of actress and singer Ariana Grande! Text highlights Grande's family background, her early passion for acting and music, and her roles on Nickelodeon's Victorious and Sam & Cat. Grande's album, Yours Truly, is also covered. Table of contents, map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, "Snapshot" page with vital information, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing.

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The Barnyard Band is performing today. All the musicians are coming to play! Each animal musician knows what to do, but Cow can only moo! This charming book is a wonderful read-aloud featuring musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating. Tim McCanna's playful text will have children laughing at the funny musical sounds, and Allison Black's energetic illustrations will make children want to get up and move. Barnyard Boogie! is full of rhyming and nonsense sounds that will enrich and delight.

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WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL! Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule-until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

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