Celebrate Brooklyn Public Library's 125th Birthday with 125 essential Brooklyn books.
The books on this list capture the spirit of Brooklyn: the vibrant, diverse and exciting communities that make up this borough and represent Brooklynites of all ages. As varied as the people who live here, this list features genres from historical to romance to science fiction and more. We hope you'll recognize some familiar favorites, while also discovering new books to love.
Check out our literary walking tour to see where some of these books are set.
How Emily Saved the Bridge: The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and The Building of the Brooklyn Bridgeby Frieda Wishinsky
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon