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Monthly Archives: October 2019


Henry’s Freedom Box, A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Written by: Ellen Levine Illustrated by: Kadir Nelson For ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Enslavement, Underground Railroad, Historical  Figures, Historical Fiction, Family, Friendship, Abolition.  Summary: This book is heart wrenching.  Very little happens in this story that is positive besides gaining freedom,…

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Dictionary of Dinosaurs

Edited by: Dr. Matthew G Baron Illustrated by: Dieter Braun For ages: Any age! Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Natural World, Paleontology, Dinosaurs. Summary: From an Aardonyx to a Zuniceratops, read about when dinosaurs lived, where they lived, what they ate and so much more!  This book is…

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Astro Kittens: Cosmic Machines

Written by: Dr. Dominic Walliman Illustrated by: Ben Newman For ages: Infant & Toddlers (Board Book) Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space.  Summary: This is another book sent to us by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our own!…

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Rickshaw Girl

Written by: Mitali Perkins Illustrated by: Jamie Hogan For ages: YA Book, easy read. Language: English, some Bangla. Glossary included in back. Topics Covered: Feminism, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions, POC-Centric Narratives, Own Voices, Women in Business. Summary: This is a quick read about a girl named…

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Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

Written by: Mikki Kendall Illustrated by: A. D’Amico For ages: YA older teens (mature topics-violence, assault, enslavement, death) Language: English  Topics Covered: Activism, Historic Figures, Historical Fiction, Enslavement, Women’s Rights, Suffrage, Women in Politics, Women in Leadership, Assault, Death, Indigenous Voices, POC-Centric Narratives, Marginalized Populations, Modern…

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Sound Off Saturday featuring: Parakeet Books!

Happy Saturday!  We are super jazzed to feature a great publisher that we’re totally in love with: UK-based Parakeet Books!  It’s been a minute since we’ve been able to feature someone for Sound Off Saturday, and these are the perfect…

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Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: Kai and the Monkey King [released 10/22]

Written & Illustrated by: Joe Todd-Stanton For ages: 5-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Adventure, Mythology, Family, Love, Women Adventurers, Single Mother Families.  Summary: This book was sent to us by Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our own!  This book…

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Deadendia: The Broken Halo [released 10/17]

Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Steele For ages: YA middle & upper grades (2 vaguely implied sexual situations) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Neurodivergent Characters, LGBTQ, Supernatural, Friendship, Graphic Novels, Adventure, Love, Family, Acceptance.  Summary: This graphic novel is the next installment in the…

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Massachusetts Indigenous History- Indigenous People’s Day 2019

  As we observe Indigenous People’s Day this year in Massachusetts, there are many sources of information about the indigenous groups that historically lived in Massachusetts (pre-colonialism) and those who live here today. Surprising to many folks who were taught…

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The Sleepy Pebble and Other Stories [released 10/15]

Written by: Professor Alice Gregory & Christy Kirkpatrick Illustrated by: Eleanor Hardiman For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Sleep, Meditation, Mindfulness, Family, Bedtime Stories.  Summary: This book was sent to us by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our…

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