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International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk
September 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his... READ MORE

Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!
August 9, 2021 | Patrick Green

With Demon Slayer: The Movie – Mugen Train (2020) sweeping the Japanese and American box office, it has become apparent that a huge audience exists for the genre of Japanese manga and anime. Who could be surprised? Manga showcases some of the most fascinating artwork,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First
August 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Mandela and the General by John Carlin with art by Oriol Malet

Will the freedom struggle end in a bloodbath? Nelson Mandela’s fight against racism is about to spiral into an all-out race war. Unless he can win over his archenemy, the white supremacist General... READ MORE

Bringing Readers Together Through Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
August 4, 2021 | Silence Bourn

Throughout the year, Orange County Library System, City of Orlando’s Mayor Matching Grant recipient, proudly partners with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, a City of Orlando youth program, to host monthly book... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: I Am Malala
July 12, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

Malala Yousafzai, now known simply as Malala, is an international symbol of peace. She will turn just 24 years old this month.

In October... READ MORE

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International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
November 5, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson

In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace
October 8, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter turns 97 this month. In addition to being the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), he is the author of over 30 books which include nonfiction, children’s books and... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk
September 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his... READ MORE

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