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January 17 - 31, 2024

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Reading Inspiration

This page contains reading inspiration for all ages from our community members, schools, libraries, and the broader community. We’re grateful for all of these contributions and resources and hope they inspire you throughout the Read-A-Thon and beyond.

Resources on this page include:

Finding Reading Materials

Finding Reading Materials
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The Reading Bug has a wide selection of books on social justice, anti-racism, and celebration of diversity available in-store and online. See staff recommendations on:​

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Free for all San Carlos residents 

downloadable e-books, audiobooks

complimentary book holds & transfers

Book Lists of titles on social justice, anti-racism and celebrating cultural diversity:​

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Find book swap boxes all over town!​

Search for a box near you

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The San Francisco Exploratorium presents: a storybook read-aloud, followed by a fun related experiment 

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Choose from hundreds of celebrity read-alouds from Storyline Online



FREE Online Books and News Articles

Videos & Podcasts for different ages

Storytimes & Read-Alouds

Free Online Books Articles

Read-alouds in Spanish, Mandarin and More languages


Poetry Inspiration


Former National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, says “My goal has never been to convert every young person into a professional writer; my goal is to make sure every young person has the literacy skills they need to raise their voice and change their communities. That passion drives me every day.” Learn more about Amanda here

Below is a selection of poetry from Amanda Gorman:

Additional youth poetry inspiration

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