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Andrew Hazard

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How April Moved from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance Month

Andrew highlights how attitudes towards people with autism have changed over the years.

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Beginner's Guide to Mystery Fiction

Dive into mystery fiction and learn what mysteries our library staff loves.

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Free to Read: Books for Older Teens and Adults

We celebrate the freedom to read by highlighting books that have been banned, censored, or challenged in schools and libraries across the country.

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Great Chicago Detective Stories

Calling all lovers of mystery and the Windy City! Explore Chicago with these great takes on the detective story.

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(Subverting) H.P. Lovecraft

"For H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings." Let us recognize the creators who are dealing with the inescapable toxicity of one of the most influential horror/science fiction/fantasy authors of the past century by invading his sandbox and making his toys their own!

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International Detective and Mystery Stories

Try a mystery set in locations far and farther away.

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Beginner's Guide to Mystery Series

Because when you've found a favorite detective, just one book is never enough.

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Beginner's Guide to Mystery Books

These mystery novels are favorites of our staff.

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Indigenous Authors/Indigenous Detectives

I grew up on Tony Hillerman's classic mysteries featuring Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. But it's only in the last few years that the authors of books featuring indigenous sleuths started to resemble their characters. I know this is a somewhat limited selection--seven from the United States, one from New Zealand--but there will surely be more. I look forward to updating this list.

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Autism Acceptance Month

Here are a few books that I hope will serve as both windows and mirrors for all who read them, just as they have for me.

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