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Getting outdoors for mental health

A growing body of research shows that time spent outside is good for you and your family’s mental health and that spending time in nature is a great way to boost everyone’s mood. Here are some books for Kids and family that explore the wonders of the great outdoors, from gardening to hiking, from the beach to the backyard.

Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawai'ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Every May we celebrate Americans who trace their heritage to a vast region: China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, Native Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Guam, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. Here you'll find fiction, poetry, memoir and nonfiction by American authors from this rich diaspora.