The Magic of Picture Books and Other November Reads

Picture Book Month 
The Picture Book Month website features essays about the many reasons to love picture books. Each day in November, a new essay is posted. Come to the library, check out beautiful picture books, and read them aloud with your family.

Frané Lessac’s illustration of Article 15 from Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures, Amnesty International UK

Native American Heritage Month
The first “American Indian Day” was celebrated in May 1916, but it wasn’t until 1990 that President George H. W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution that designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Since then, Native American Heritage Month has expanded to celebrate the heritage, history, art and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Learn more about Native American culture by reading great books such as Nicola Campbell’s Shi-shi-etko, Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Jingle Dancer, and Tim Tingle’s Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light.

Frané Lessac’s illustration of Article 15 from Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures, Amnesty International UK

November 20
Universal Children’s Day
This day marks the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 by the UN General Assembly. “The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon