KC Public Library Blog
For a fictional look at the immigrant experience in the United States, check out one of these novels.
These nonfiction books tell the stories of individuals faced with legal battles against large corporations or local governments.
These nonfiction books explore the history of and contemporary issues facing conservatives in American politics.
From traffic jams to road rage, these nonfiction books take a look at how we drive and why.
Vote for up to 3 of your favorite books from last year! Voting is open from August 24 - September 18, 2009 to readers from ages 12 to 18. Vote now!
Check out the 2009 book nominees listed below. These books were nominated by members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country, including our very own Trails Teens at the Trails West Branch!
These books explore Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign and the initial days of his presidency.
These nonfiction books tell the personal stories of Holocaust survivors and their rescuers in Poland.
The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) helped define America and American literature by supporting literary talent during the Great Depression. These books include explorations of the history of the FWP, writings and narratives from the FWP, and a select list of writers who worked for the FWP.
This pig has a passion for pretty pictures, and here’s a special list: books illustrated by African American women. Who’s your favorite?
Learn all about John Brown, the abolitionist who rose to fame during the Bleeding Kansas years in the mid- to late-1850s, was executed for his raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, and elevated to legend in the years that followed.
Just in time for football season, these books examine high school football teams and the small towns they played in.
Learn all about Charlie “Bird” Parker, the Kansas City-born musician who became one of the most well-known jazz artists in America, with these books at the Library.
Visual media, such as posters and photographs, play a significant role in shaping public opinion during war. These books at the library explore that role.
Annie Chambers ran a well-known brothel in Kansas City for nearly 50 years around the turn of the twentieth century. Read more about this local figure or check out a few books about the history of prostitution.
Explore some of the many books about the Civil War in Missouri, including warfare along the Kansas/Missouri border, or pick up a few fictional accounts of the Civil War experience in this area.