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There are not many picture books about the Holocaust. Published earlier this year, Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued tells two intertwined stories. 


Soul Speak. Some call it "code-switching" but this is Andrea and Tasneem's phrase for the words and phrases that rise from comfort, familiarity and cultural connection. Some say the switching exemplifies assimilation, others insist it's a celebration of multilingualism. Listen to this examination of the cultural codes embedded in communication and share your truth: What languages, expressions and words connect you to your soul, to home? 

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An aging king wants his son to marry before he dies, so the young man sets off to find the princess he has vowed to wed; the problem is, she’s a prisoner of an evil wizard. As he travels, the prince is joined by 3 companions with unusual skills that may help free the princess.  

The newest entry to the popular Best American series, Best American Food Writing started in 2018 with Ruth Reichl as the first editor and has been consistently outstanding.

Are you ready to get growing again? Your Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange team is back after a brief winter hiatus, and invites you to borrow seeds for your spring, summer, and fall gardens. If you're not growing herbs, let Herb Society of Nashville's Todd Breyer inspire you! Breyer kindly shared stories from his career as a landscape architect and his life-long journey as a gardener.