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Book(s) of the Month - MAY

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Adult selection

Save Your Home From Probate by Mary Welch

If you are an owner of a house or other residential property in California, then you need to be ready to protect it from probate, which is the process of administering someone's estate after their death. That's why it's important to make sure you have your house titled correctly with probate avoidance mechanisms in place.

There is a little known secret that is available to homeowners in most states because families are torn apart because many people die without a "will". And even though the homeowner had a "will" ultimately the judge will decide what happens to the property. So what do you do?
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Children's selection

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."

In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1
New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
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Book(s) of the Month

Bullied from terror to triumph

Adult selection

Bullied by Tensie Taylor

In this compelling autobiography, Tensie J. Taylor recounts the physical and verbal abuse she experienced almost daily for thirteen years from students at school. From the shame and humiliation of having food thrown at her in the school cafeteria to the intense pain of having her arm almost broken, and to the terror and horror of being dangled from a two-story building, this book takes the reader on a journey into the pain, suffering, and heartache of one being bullied. Readers will be inspired when they discover how Tensie J. Taylor is victorious in overcoming these challenges, difficulties, and hardships. In the end, she is successful in turning terror into triumph.
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Children's selection

Stacey's Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams

Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard. 

But when her teacher chooses her to compete in the local spelling bee, she isn’t as excited as she thought she’d be. What if she messes up? Or worse, if she can’t bring herself to speak up, like sometimes happens when facing bullies at school? 

Stacey will learn that win or lose . . . her words are powerful, and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all.
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“Browsing Through Black History”

"Browsing Through Black History" was hosted by the San Gabriel Valley NAACP and the City of West Covina on February 26, 2022. Prestigious authors read brief passages from their books. Also, vintage magazine collections and artifacts from the African American Museum of the Beginnings were displayed.
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"Browsing Through Black History" Authors

View and download this pdf of authors who contributed to the Black History Month program.

Download "Black History Program Authors (1).pdf"