J3 Book Library

SPecial Thanks to

the Book Foundation

The Book Foundation has added 1000+ books to the J3 Lending Library and our student's home libraries!

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Check out some of the most popular books in our Collection!

Let’s Talk Books!

Part of J3’s mission has been to increase book access for our under-served struggling readers. We have carefully and intentionally curated a diverse book collection of over 1,500 titles to share with our school communities.

 

We ensure ALL J3 books:

 

  • recognize and celebrate diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Indigenous peoples, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and religious minorities. 

  • promote inclusion

  • feature the latest Coretta Scott King, Caldecott MedalNewberry Medal, and more award winners. (see below)

  • feature new and upcoming diverse authors too!


In addition to promoting diversity in the content of our books, we have a unique challenge of building a collection that provides our struggling readers with high-interest books BUT these books need to be at their reading level (i.e. we want to provide them with books that don’t look like “baby books”).

 

J3 has met the unique challenge of building a collection that provides struggling readers with high interest books. 

Our carefully curated library features:

  • the latest picture books (fiction and nonfiction),

  • graphic novels,

  • highly illustrated chapter books,

  • early chapter books, and a

  • variety of highly illustrated non-fiction books. (Joke books and riddle books are a favorite!)

Old Books

Interested in helping us expand our book collection?

Where we find our books!

 
Holding Books

oUR SOURCES

We love to use these fantastic resources that celebrate DIVERSITY and EQUITY featuring many authors and Illustrators of color to keep our library stocked with new and exciting books that recognize and celebrate diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Indigenous peoples, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and religious minorities!

Coretta Scott King

The award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.

2021 Coretta Scott King Award for an illustrator: Frank Morrison 

2021 Coretta Scott King Award for an author: Jacqueline Woodson

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“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary” 

- Jim Rohn