New Books for Black History Month and Beyond

New books by African and African American authors.

February is Black History month and Oakland Public Library has many new books by African and African American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and year. Below is a list of new books that were released in the last few months. Happy reading! 

Black Sunday  Olympic Pride American Prejudice  The Last Negroes at Harvard 

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in February 2020

I know you're busy. But you'll want to make some time for at least one of these great new books!

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15 Books by Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicanx Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Recommending fifteen Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicanx authors whose books have illuminated life in the Americas.

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Soups for the Season

Recipes to keep you warm during long winter nights.

The days are short and the nights are cold and long. What better way to enjoy winter than with a warm bowl of soup! Here are some cookbooks to help get you started whether you're a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.

Super Food Soups   Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match   Clean Soups   

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in January 2020

Can you think of a better way to start the new year than cracking open a new book? Here are ten great books arriving this month.

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New Year, New Projects

Projects for the new year.

Are you looking for inspiration in the new year? Have you been wanting to start a new creative project? Oakland Public Library has books to help you begin your creative journey!

Branches and Blooms     Infinite Succulents     Paper Crafts     

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Our Favorite Books of 2019

OPL staff look back on their favorite books of 2019.

It's an annual tradition: Oakland Public Library staff share their favorite books from the last twelve months. We'd love to hear your picks too--please share in the comments! 

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5 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in December 2019

Cozy up with five of December's best fiction releases.

December is sometimes a slow month for new releases, so our list this month is short but strong. Happy reading!

Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid
Emira Tucker is a 25-year-old Black woman who is torn between pursuing a more grown-up career and the part time babysitting job she loves. When Emira is the target of racial profiling at a high-end grocery store, her white employer Alix wants to come to her rescue, regardless of what Emira wants or needs. “In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way.” (Library Journal)

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Books for Native American Heritage Month and Beyond

Check out these exciting new books by North American Indigenous authors!

November is Native American Heritage month and Oakland Public Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and through the year(s)! Here is a sample of some of the new books on our shelves. To learn more about these titles, click on the title links below.

Happy reading!

Fiction

A Matter of Conscience     In the Night of Memory     

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in November 2019

Wondering what to read next? Check out some of some of November's best new fiction.

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