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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our June 11th community book drive! We collected over 25 boxes of new and used books to help build the Peninsula Book Collaborative.

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April 2023 Peninsula Book Collaborative Picks

April is a busy month! We celebrate poetry, Earth Day, volunteer appreciation week, financial awareness month and more!! And, of course, there’s more than one book for each of these! Here’s a quick sample.

“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman
“Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now” by Maya Angelou
“The Zero-Waste Chef” by Anne-Marie Bonneau
“The Complete Gardener” by Monty Don
“Volunteer Engagement 2.0” by Robert J. Rosenthal
“Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits” by Ilona Bray

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Jorge Argueta of Daly City

We are still celebrating National Poetry Month with Jorge Argueta of Daly City, San Mateo County’s 2023-2024 Poet Laureate and their first poet laureate of Hispanic descent.

Argueta has written many wonderful children’s books such as the bilingual “The Fiesta of the Tortillas/La Fiesta De Las Tortillas” and “A Movie in My Pillow/Una Pelicula en mi Almohada,” about a child with two homelands.

Read more about Jorge Argueta, his books and poetry on his website.

Our Top Picks to Close Out Women’s History Month

Before the end of Women’s History Month, we wanted to share some of our top picks.

  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  • “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros
  • “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez
  • “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan
  • “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

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