Diverse Books Teach Tolerance

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn  Showing Book Selections


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/



March Celebrates Women's History Month

March's recommended readings celebrate Women's History Month and the accomplishments of women.  Please see below the selections for a wide range of reading levels.  These books will be available in our free library Kiosks and marked with special stickers! 

Highlighted Books

  • Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport
  • Finish the Fight! by Veronica Chambers
  • How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and Their Big Idea by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull
  • Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • Girl Mans Up by M. E. Girard
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  • Furious Thing by Jenny Downham
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart
  • The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn