Genre: History

Black History For Kids

A selection of books for kids about Black creators and leaders, historical events and movements, and more.

LGBTQIA+ Pride for Kids

Celebrate and explore the history of Pride with a selection of children’s books that highlight LGBTQIA+ experiences and stories.

Hispanic Heritage for Kids

Explore titles that highlight the Hispanic/Latinx experience, storytellers and artists, and history and culture.

Disability Pride for Kids

Celebrate, read, and learn about Disability Pride in July and all year long with these selections of books for kids.

Housing Crisis in America

The housing crisis has its roots in many facets of everyday life, and this booklist begins to explore those facets.

Cliff’s Picks

A scholar of Greek & Latin Classics, Cliff’s reading tastes inevitably trend toward literature, philosophy, history, & criticism.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, commemorated on the last Monday of May, is a day to honor the men and women who have died in military service.

Dana’s Picks

Dana enjoys action movies, sports, traveling, and a great story or book of any kind.

Exploring Labor Day

The first Monday in September marks Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States.

Frederick Douglass Day

Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th.

Gun Violence in America

The people of the United States continue to bear witness and become victims of a brutal gun violence epidemic.

Irish-American Heritage Month

Discover a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about the Irish in America and also penned by Irish-American authors.


The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is a legal holiday in New Jersey.

Kim’s Picks

Kim has a preference for nonfiction, particularly history, science and and nature, communication, and issues around civil rights.

Migrations in Black History

Explore these nonfiction books on migration: to new places, social realities, professional spheres, to adulthood, and more.

Olympics Stories

The Olympic Games bring astounding athletic feats, political turmoil, and unexpected twists.

Understanding 9/11

A list of nonfiction books and other resources that illuminate the events of 9/11, its context, and its continuing implications.

Women in Historical Fiction

A sampling of historical fiction that features strong female leads, some inspired by real-life heroines throughout the centuries.

Women in STEM

Discover just a handful of the women and girls who have made great discoveries and continue to shape the world today.

Woodstock, Music, and 1969

Books, music, and movies to give you the background story of the music scene in 1969 and the lasting legacy of Woodstock.

African-American Genealogy

This is a sample of the materials available on African-American genealogy in the Local History collection in the Princeton Room.

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