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May 2021 Books We're Excited About

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for previous lists of recommendations.

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The Legacy of Chicago Park Fieldhouses

Learn more about these fascinating buildings and the social history behind them.

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Beyond Borders for Kids

Kids and families, enjoy these books about stories beyond borders.

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Poetry for Amanda Gorman Fans

Inspired by Amanda Gorman's poem at the inauguration? Check out these teen poetry books and novels in verse with social justice themes.

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Top Picks: Brutally Honest Essays by Chicago's Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby has been making waves since she started writing in Chicago. Check out her work along with some other irreverent essayists.

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