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  1. The Undefeated
    More information about the people featured in The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson.
     

  2. African American Poetry for Adults
    A sample of poems by African Americans in the JMRL catalog.

  3. In the Kingdom of Ice Read Alikes
    Real-life adventures in cold climates and the ice that sustains them. Books on Tap January 2021
     

  4. Goals, Motivation, and Habits
    Books that will help you build new habits and break down old ones in pursuit of your goals.

  5. Plays Written by Women
    From classic to contemporary, browse a sampling of JMRL's collection of plays written by women.

  6. Contemporary Native American & Indigenous Voices
    Recent books for adults by Native American own voices.

  7. Christian Fiction by Black Authors
    Black authors writing novels with contemporary Christian themes. These books range from sweet to sizzling. Thank you to Meredith Dickens, our collection development manager, for selecting these titles.

  8. Books on Tap
    Upcoming titles for Books on Tap book club, which meets on the first Thursday of the month.
     

  9. Historical Fiction - African Americans
    This list contains older classic historical fiction titles and some newer titles. In all of them the main characters and the themes of the book focus on African Americans and their history and culture.
                      

  10. Philosophy Book Club List
    Books covering works written by philosophers, as well as books about philosophy, or philosophical concerns such as happiness, meaning and freedom.

  11. Virginia Genealogical Resources
    Resources for genealogical researchers available for viewing at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Reading Room.
                        

  12. NaNoWriMo-Born Books
    Books that were written during NaNoWriMo

  13. Breathing for Health
    A Find It list of materials related to breathing and meditation for health and wellbeing
     

  14. Challenged + Banned Books 2015-2019
    According to the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, these were the most challenged books between 2015-2019.

  15. LatinX Experience Adult Fiction
    During Latinx Heritage Month, JMRL is proud to highlight the cultures, contributions and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world.
                      

  16. The Story of US Immigration (Adult Non-Fiction )
    Welcoming Week (September 12-20,2020) is a time for us to “affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.” Find related JMRL programs at jmrl.org/calendar. Check out this selection of titles to learn more about the story of immigration in the United States.
     

  17. The Story of US Immigration (Adult Fiction)
    Welcoming Week (September 12-20,2020) is a time for us to “affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.” Find related JMRL programs at jmrl.org/calendar. Check out this selection of titles to learn more about the story of immigration in the United States.
     

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