By AISHA TABALA, age 10 It’s not a secret that Nueva York, New York, is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and Latinos make up a major part of its rich culture. Thanks to the fearless Latina, Pura Belpré, the 25% of the population that speaks Spanish in the city have access to …
In 2015, budgets for the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library were cut. In response, New Yorkers – including students, librarians, and authors, such as Judy Blume and Junot Diaz – launched a grassroots campaign called Invest in Libraries to raise awareness of the cuts.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), is the leading research center for the history and culture of peoples of African descent.