Adults Highlights

Graphic Historical Fiction

May 13, 2024

These graphic novels explore history through realistic fictional stories. This list does not include books with fantastical elements or adaptions of existing books.

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Gentle Reads Fiction Recommendations

March 28, 2024

Gentle reads tend to be timeless stories featuring endearing protagonists with universal appeal. Their stories are hopeful, often laced with humor, and leave feeling optimistic and comforted. Gentle reads are frequently associated with certain genres — like classics, cozy mysteries, light romances, relationship fiction, and Christian fiction. However, any fiction that meets the criteria may […]

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Books on the Indigenous History of the United States of America

March 27, 2024

The following nonfiction titles provide a general overview of indigenous history in the United States.

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Books on Pre-Columbian Civilizations in Latin America

March 27, 2024

Visit this digital map for a full view of indigenous groups in Central and South America Overview Pre-Columbian civilizationsWikipedia list of pre-Columbian cultures Pre-Colombian Map of Central America and South America:Hagen, Victor Wolfgang von , Bushnell, Geoffrey H.S. , Murra, John V. , Soustelle, Jacques , Willey, Gordon R. , Sanders, William T. , Patterson, […]

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Book Recommendations Based on Solito by Javier Zamora

February 29, 2024

The following books provide a clearer picture on life as an immigrant crossing the US/Mexico border.

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Romantasy Book Recommendations

February 17, 2024

Have you heard about Romantasy? It’s a fairly popular subgenre that mixes romance and fantasy.

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N. Scott Momaday (1934‐2024)

February 1, 2024

N. Scott Momaday (1934‐2024) was recognized as one of the most distinguished Native American authors in the 21st century.

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2024 Reading Challenge from MA Center for the Book

December 27, 2023

The Robbins Library is very happy to partner with the Massachusetts Center for the Book on their year-long reading challenge. 2023 was the first year of the challenge, and no doubt it will be just as fun in 2024!

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Staff’s Best Books of 2023

December 19, 2023

If you’re a book lover like we assume you are, we know you love best books lists. As 2023 reaches its end, everyone is sharing what titles left a memorable impression. Here’s a compilation of staff favorites to make the holiday season a bit less stressful (and to add to your tbr pile)!

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2023

November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This yearly observance honors the memory of transgender people who were killed due to transphobic violence. The librarians at Robbins have pulled together a list of books that center the lives and experiences of transgender people. Nonfiction and Memoir

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New Fiction by Indigenous Authors (2023)

November 14, 2023

Keep up with the newest fiction by indigenous authors!

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Zombie Book Recommendations

October 19, 2023

If you’re looking to read some books about zombies give these a try. Interested in more book suggestions? Check out these book recommendation lists created by librarians at Robbins.

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