Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Library is hosting an exploration of the many cultural changes that emerged from 1960–74 and how they carry forward into today’s environment of activism and political engagement. There are many opportunites to attend events at the Library. You can also travel back to the sixties in the magic time machine that is literature. Here are a few titles to consider.
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
If I Die In a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O’Brien
Have trouble reading standard print? Many of these titles are available in formats for patrons with print disabilities.
Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!