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Micro-Fiction Contest Winners

The Kirkwood Public Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Teen Micro Fiction Writing Contest! We were fortunate to receive and read many submissions, all 500 words or less. Below, you can find the first, second, and third place winners’ stories. First Place: A Family I Know…

Book List – African Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by authors from various countries in Africa. All of these…

Book List: Indigenous Voices of North America in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by Indigenous authors and illustrators.. All of these books are…

Books to Read if You Like Mercy Watson

Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen’s Mercy Watson series has charmed readers with its loveable title character as well as the unique residents of Deckawoo Drive. If you have read all of the Mercy Watson books and are craving books similar in style and story, check out one of these read-a-likes!  …

Book Review – Blended by Sharon M. Draper

This Review Originally appeared on Facebook on March 24th. What are the Mark Twain Nominees for 2020-2021?  Read a review for the nominee, Blended by Sharon M. Draper. Mark Twain Nominees 2020-2021 – Blended by Sharon Draper Rachel’s Review:Blended features an engaging look into the life of Isabella, a 12 year old…

Book List: Asia-Pacific Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by authors from the Asia-Pacific Region. All of these books…

South American Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected books for children that are written by authors from various countries in South America . All of these books are…

Mark Twain Award Nominee 2020-2021 Review: Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

This post originally appeared on Facebook on April 1 and has been republished to the Kirkwood Public Library’s Feed a Reader Blog. If you are in grades 4-6, you are eligible to vote on one of the nominated Mark Twain Award books for 2020-2021.  The Mark Twain Award is presented…

Teen Micro-Fiction Writing Contest

Kirkwood Public Library’s2021 Teen Micro Fiction Writing Contest Requirements for Entry: Prizes: Where to find help for research and writing:

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