Month: July 2018

When We Were Alone

Written by: David A. Robertson Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and up Language: English and Cree Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Residential Schools, First Nations, Summary: This tender board book explores the history of residential schooling that was inflicted upon Indigenous and First… Continue Reading “When We Were Alone”

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Written by: Hiawyn Oram Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif For ages:3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental activism, social-emotional development, independent thought Summary: Snowboy is playing a game by himself one day when approached by Greenbackboy.  Greenbackboy has an idea to play a game called KA-CHING, and invites Snowboy to… Continue Reading “Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing”

My Princess Boy

Written by: Cheryl Kilodavis Illustrated by: Suzanne DeSimone For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Acceptance, Self-Expression, POC-Centric Narratives, Love, Family. Summary: This book is written from the perspective of a mother, describing her Princess Boy and all of the things… Continue Reading “My Princess Boy”

Who are you? the kid’s guide to gender identity

Written by: Brook Pessin-Whedbee Illustrated by: Naomi Bardoff For Ages: 3 years and above Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Self Expression, Acceptance. Summary: This book is written in a conversational format with the reader, letting them know that whatever they like and however… Continue Reading “Who are you? the kid’s guide to gender identity”

William’s Doll

Written by: Charlotte Zolotow Illustrated by: William Pène Du Bois For Ages: 3-8 Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Stereotypes, Family, Acceptance. Summary: William wants a doll more than anything! He wants to practice being a father, holding and feeding and cuddling a baby of… Continue Reading “William’s Doll”

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Written and Illustrated by: Rachel Ignotofsky For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Science, Scientific discoveries, Unsung heroes Summary: This book highlights little-known women in science throughout history. Each page features one of Ignotofsky’s fun illustrations with a single page summary of… Continue Reading “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”

I’m Jay, Let’s Play

Written by: Beth Reichmuth Illustrated by: Nomy Lamm For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Esteem, Gender Identity, Self-Expression, Acceptance, Community. Summary: This book follows a child named Jay during their day at preschool.  Jay has short brown hair, a guitar shirt, and… Continue Reading “I’m Jay, Let’s Play”

Little Feminist Board Book Series

Written by: Galison and Emily Kleinman Illustrated by: Lydia Ortiz For Ages: Infant-5 years Language: English Topics Covered: Artists, Trailblazers, Leaders, Activists, Women in STEM. Summary: These books are a simple way to introduce very young children to famous women early, and plant that… Continue Reading “Little Feminist Board Book Series”

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer

Written by: Joan Holub Illustrated by: Daniel Roode For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Strong Women, Activism, Civil Rights. Summary: This board book introduces women throughout history at a basic level for young children. Impressive vocabulary to use with children will help… Continue Reading “This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer”

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

Written by: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Christopher Lyles For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, LGBT Families, Community, Acceptance. Summary: This book is told from the perspective of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.  It briefly talks about how they met and… Continue Reading “When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community”

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