Diverse Books Teach Tolerance

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn  Showing Book Selections

Welcome

We are proud to collaborate with Local teens Asher and Zane Kohn to launch Diverse Books Teach Tolerance, a community service project to promote tolerance by highlighting books written by or about people from diverse backgrounds. 

"We hope that by bringing diverse books to Scarsdale through the library kiosks, we will encourage people to read these books, start conversations, and bring about positive changes" - Zane Kohn

 

Funded by a $1000 Stevens Initiative grant, books will be purchased and stocked in the SPL’s Free Library kiosks, and be identifiable by their specialty stickers and bookmarks.  Selections will highlight a different theme each month. 

“I wanted to apply for the grant because we believe this project can really benefit our community.  With everything that happened in our country over the last year, we learned that it is important to understand people who are different from ourselves.” - Asher Kohn

 

To learn more about the initiative, please visit: https://diversebookstt.com/

 

 

October Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month

  • Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child
  • The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet by Joseph Bruchac
  • Unstoppable by Art Coulson

 

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
  • Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Apple Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann