Adult Book Lists & Recommendations

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Local and California History
Older Americans Month
Caribbean American Heritage Month
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Multi-Generational Family Stories
Black History Month and Beyond
Women's History Month
Book to Action - Go Green San Leandro - Books About Sustainability
Arab American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month and Beyond
Translated Works
Rainbow Reads - Books to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride
Own Voices
Celebrity Book Club Picks
Anti-Racism and Social Justice
Books Set in California
New Latinx Books
In the Mood for Love - Romance Novels
  1. African-American Lists
  2. The Armchair Traveler Explores
  3. Government Document Lists
  4. Latino Lists

Online Reader Advisory Tools

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