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2019 South Brunswick Reads Around the Globe

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2019 South Brunswick Reads


Around the Globe

Image created by SBPL



Together we will:

  • explore characters or cultures beyond or within our borders;

  • expand our world view by better understanding the experiences, thoughts, and beliefs of others; and

  • enrich our compassion and kindness for all people.



Our Partnership and our Commitment:


What's Happening in the Library?


What's Happening in our Schools?

What's Happening in our Schools? Check out some of these activities below.



SBReads Art Contest. Winning design at each level will be made into bookmarks. Stay tuned for copies of the winning entries.  See your librarian for details.


Presentations by Librarians and teachers sharing books that reflect our district goal of equity as well as our theme of Reading Around the Globe

Secondary: Windows, Mirrors and Doors



Crossroads' One Book/ SBReads Selection is Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed. 

Summary: Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. 

Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams. 


Aisha Saeed Author Visit 

Crossroads South: February 14; Crossroads North: February 15

One Book Events: Wednesday March 27

South: After school event for South Students

North: Evening event for North families

SB High School 

See what's happening around the High School and how you can participate:



Booklists for Reading Around the Globe:

ABCs of Global Literature at SBHS 


ABCs of Immigrant Biographies at SBHS


SB Elementary Schools 

Look for celebrations of South Brunswick Reads during March as part of Read Across American celebrations in each school



Resources for Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books





CBC Booklists on Goodreads:


YALSA Hub: LInks to diverse books for teens


Read Diverse Books


NEA’s Read Across America Theme: Celebrating A Nation of Diverse Readers





Review site for books








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