Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club was created by Mayor Ron Nirenberg to encourage families in the community to read along with him and members of City Council about some of their favorite topics, and to cultivate a community experience.
San Antonio is committed to advancing equity and inclusion by celebrating the diversity of our community. Join District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez to learn more about the role diversity plays in fostering creativity and innovation.
An illuminating pairing of poetry and portraits depicts the splendor of our global community. The children of our world come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Celebrate the vibrancy, the fibers, and the ingredients that define the unique nature of cultural heritages across the globe and the universal truths that unite each and every one of us
Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her neighbourhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese and many other languages.
A comprehensive view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. Children can learn about their peers around the world through crisp photographs and engaging text.
It's always been you--you know that, right? At a prestigious New York City performing arts school, five friends connect over one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second-semester, Senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses between them: Their time together is running out.
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.
Books for Adults
Behold the Dreamers
by Imbolo Mbue
Call Number: Fiction Mbue
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.
Humans of San Antonio
by Michael Cirlos
Call Number: 976.4351 Cirlos 2018
Along with the movement Humans of New York, a project to share the stories of New Yorkers,Humans of San Antonio is part of the Global Humans Project, a network of major cities around the world dedicated to capturing a glimpse into the lives of everyday citizens. From Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, San Antonio joins the ranks of cities photographed and shown through social media to the rest of the world. As a community that has weathered economic imbalance and proven itself a leader in urban redevelopment and twenty-first-century innovation, San Antonio embraces change while continuing to celebrate the diversity, history, and individuality that makes it unique.
Señales Que Precederán Al Fin Del Mundo
by Yuri Herrera
Call Number: Espanol Ficcion Herrera
Una apasionante reflexión de la vida en la frontera de los Estados Unidos y México, esta novela combina sensibilidades modernas con la mitología precolombina mientras relata la historia de Makina, una joven temperamental y libre que busca a su hermano desaparecido. A lo largo de su camino, Makina tiene que depender de su ingenio para completar nueve etapas mitológicas en un mundo hostil y peligroso.