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Monthly Archives: April 2020


The Gift of Ramadan

Written by: Rabiah York Lumbard Illustrated by: Laura K. Horton For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, some Arabic. Topics Covered: Muslim Experience, Holidays, Ramadan, Islam, Family, Love, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary:  This is a lovely introduction book to the holiday of Ramadan, told through main character…

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I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast [released May 2020]

Written by: Michael Holland & Philip Giordano Illustrated by: Philip Giordano For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, DIY Projects, Biology, Botany, Science, Pine-Sized Professor.  Summary:  This book is amazing!  It covers in-depth all sorts of plants and…

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Trending: How and Why Stuff gets Popular

Written by: Kira Vermond Illustrated by: Clayton Hanmer For ages: Middle grades (8-12 years) Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Trends, Sociology, History, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection. Summary:  This is a really cool book that is part critical-thinking skill development, part comic book, and part history…

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Taking Time

Written & Illustrated by: Jo Loring-Fisher For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Poetry, Mindfulness, Childhood, Observation, Global Community, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary:  This sweet poem celebrates mindfulness as the reader sees what children all over the world are taking a moment to do.  The…

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Along the Tapajós

Written by: Fernando Vilela Translated by: Daniel Hahn For ages: 3 years and up Language: English, some Brazilian Portuguese. Topics Covered: Growing Up, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, Semi-Nomadic Lifestyle, Latinx, Brazilian Culture.  Summary:  This is a cute adventure story about a pair of siblings named Cauã and…

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Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 7-11 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Historical Events, Latinx, Mexican-American Culture, Historical Figure, POC-Centric Narratives, WWI, Activism, Activist, Own Voices. Summary: Luz was born in America, but his family was of Mexican descent.  He is teased…

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My Green Day

Written & Illustrated by: Melanie Walsh For ages: 2-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmentalism, Activism, Social Change, Sustainability, Green Living, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Science, Nature.  Summary:  Happy Friday! Today we are joining in on #thefictionfeast today with a really adorable book called My Green Day….

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Written by: Selina Alko Illustrated by: Sean Qualls & Selina Alko For ages: 4-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Legislation, Segregation, Family, Interracial Marriage, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Own Voices, Non-Fiction, Historical Figures, Family, Love.  Summary:  We are so excited to have another round…

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Wherever I Go

Written by: Mary Wagley Copp Illustrated by: Munir D. Mohammed  For ages: 6-9 years Language:  English Topics Covered: Refugees, Resettlement, Lived Experiences, Family, African Culture & Identity, Friendship, Growing Up, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary:  Abia has declared herself queen of the refugee camp she lives…

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We have a big announcement…

Hey everyone!  For a while now we’ve been cooking up a scheme on how to better tailor our social media, to ensure that people can find the content they’re looking for.  We’ve opted to create a platform for our nature…

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