Modern First Library: Reclaiming Our Children’s Heritage by David Bowles

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, author David Bowles talks about . Explore more from the series here. As a Mexican American kid in South Texas during the 1970s, I found I loved to read, though I had no idea what … Continue reading Modern First Library: Reclaiming Our Children’s Heritage by David Bowles

Modern First Library: What’s in a Name? by Sabrina Phillips

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Sabrina Phillips, Museum Educator at the Blanton, shares the story behind her name. Explore more from the series here. Growing up, I was ashamed of my name. Sabrina Camille Mooroogen. It seemed a mouthful … Continue reading Modern First Library: What’s in a Name? by Sabrina Phillips

Modern First Library: Sophie’s Library by Faith Weaver

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, Faith Weaver of the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center tells us about her niece (and passionate reader) Sophie. Explore more from the series here. My niece Sophie reads really well. We … Continue reading Modern First Library: Sophie’s Library by Faith Weaver

Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, BookPeople bookseller Razieh Araghi talks about the importance of literature in translation. Read more from the series here. When I think back to my childhood, I see myself in different characters of the books … Continue reading Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire

Modern First Library: A Story of Skin by Xelena González

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, author Xelena González shares her story. If you missed the introduction to the series, you can read it here. Before becoming an author I was a librarian. And before librarianship came motherhood. It … Continue reading Modern First Library: A Story of Skin by Xelena González

Modern First Library: Books the World Needs by Kekla Magoon

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is Kekla Magoon, author of X: A Novel … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books the World Needs by Kekla Magoon

Modern First Library: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on building a granddaughter’s library

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Shame the Stars, Summer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on building a granddaughter’s library

Modern First Library: Duncan Tonatiuh on Fairy Tales for a Modern Library

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, whose works … Continue reading Modern First Library: Duncan Tonatiuh on Fairy Tales for a Modern Library