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Monthly Archives: August 2019


Featuring: Anastasia Kanavaliuk

Helloooooo lovely humans!  Here is our third and final installment of our trio of posts surrounding the fantastic creative team behind Ezra’s BIG Shabbat Question!  We were able to catch up with Anastasia Kanavaliuk, the talented illustrator behind Aviva’s Book.  If…

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A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks

Written by: Alice Faye Duncan Illustrated by: Xia Gordon For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Poetry, Black Culture & Identity, Women Poets, Own Voices, Trailblazer, Historical Figure, Historical Events. Summary: This book is a fascinating rendition of poetry surrounding Gwendolyn…

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Ezra’s BIG Shabbat Question

Written by: Aviva L. Brown Illustrated by: Anastasia Kanavaliuk For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Hebrew (glossary included) Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Judaism, Family, Love, Education, Culture & Traditions, Global Community, Jewish Culture & Identity.  Summary: This book is so great!  The world of children’s…

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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Aviva Brown!

Happy Saturday!  We are SO EXCITED to be able to feature this powerhouse, Aviva Brown!  Aviva is one of the first people we “met” on Instagram when we started our account, and we’ve been keeping in regular contact ever since….

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Wilma’s Way Home, The Life of Wilma Mankiller

Written by: Doreen Rappaport Illustrated by: Linda Kukuk For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Cherokee Nation, Trailblazer, Feminism, Activism, Politics, Historical Figure, Historic Events, Family, Women in Government, Women in Leadership, Community. Summary: This is a story about the amazing…

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Not Quite Snow White

Written by: Ashley Franklin Illustrated by: Ebony Glenn For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Acceptance, Racism, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Development, Family, Love, Friendship, Perseverance, Theatre, Own Voices. Summary:  Tameika was born to perform.  She sings, dances, and taps everywhere she goes.  With a…

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Tiger Boy

Written by: Mitali Perkins For ages: YA Book Language: English, some Bangla. Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions, Environmental Activism, Education, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: The span of the plot in this story is only a few days, but the growth of the main…

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Of Fire and Stars

Of Fire and Stars cover art by Jacob Einsinger Written by: Audrey Coulthurst For ages: Young Adult (13-17 years) Language: English Topics Covered: Political Intrigue, LGBT, romance, magic, lesbian relationships Summary: This book is fabulous, and I (Lee) couldn’t put it down until I had…

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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Taylor Moxey!

Happy Saturday!  We are thrilled this week to feature Taylor, a young activist, entrepreneur and chef.  As older (thirties totally aren’t old, but we’re not teenagers like Taylor!) people, it’s inspiring to see young people with as much drive and…

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Circle

Written & Illustrated by: Jeannie Baker For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Health, Recovery, Migration, Natural World, Accessibility, Environmental Activism.  Summary: This book covers both the healing of the main character (a young child) with the migration of godwit birds, which are…

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