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

Modern First Library: Divya Srinivasan on Mama (Amma)

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 local author and illustrator Divya Srinivasan, … Continue reading Modern First Library: Divya Srinivasan on Mama (Amma)

Modern First Library: Starting the Conversation with AISD Educators

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 are three educators from Austin Independent … Continue reading Modern First Library: Starting the Conversation with AISD Educators

Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

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. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book

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. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book