The Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution

English 10 & Up Activism Social Movements Historical Figures Protest Art History De Nichols, Diana Dagadita, Molly Mendoza, Olivia Twist, & Diego Becas summary Ok, this book is the COOLEST. Art of Protest mixes together knowledge and empowerment as well as the mixed media illustrations delight the readers’ senses. A bit of history, a lot…

Notable Native People

English with tribal affiliations. MG & Up History Colonialism Historical Figures Indigenous Voices Adrienne Keene & Ciara Sana summary I recognize that y’all might not believe me when I say that I’ve been looking forward to this arriving for weeks. Peeking into the mailbox with my fingers crossed that this beautiful book would be waiting…

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

English 4-8 Music Historical Figures Immigration Collective Action Joanna Ho & Teresa Martinez summary I’m confident that you’ve seen this gorgeous book floating around on the internet, and I’m here to try and add my two cents to campaign for why you need this book. Playing at the Border weaves together a specific event when…

Shaped by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez

English & Tewa 4-8 years Artist Indigenous Voices San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery Ceramicist Historical Figure Anna Harber Freeman, Barbara Gonzales & Aphelandra summary Shaped by Her Hands is a lovely biography aimed at typical picture book audiences about famous Native American potter Maria Martinez. She grew up in the San Ildefonso Pueblo at the turn…

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

English 4-8 Historical Figure Musicians Black Culture & Identity Modern Black Freedom Struggle/Civil Rights Movement Protest Activism Traci N. Todd & Christian Robinson summary It’s safe to say that we all love Nina Simone right? Her powerful voice and even more powerful lyrics gives me shivers when listening and I would definitely choose to time…

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

English & some Nahuatl 6+ Nahua History Historical Figure Mexican History Cultural Knowledge Education Art/Artists Gloria Amescua & Duncan Tonatiuh summary Y’all know that biographies are my favorite genre, but I had never heard of Luz Jiménez before! Reading more about her, Luz was a total badass (and a Nahua teacher, art model, and overall…

Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps

English & Tamil 4+ Dance Gender Stereotypes Intergenerational Stories Family Srividhya Venkat & Kavita Ramchandran summary Ya’ll know gender stereotypes are real high up on my list of things that are the bane of my existence and fuel my ever-burning feminist rage that sits deep inside my soul. Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps follows Varun and…

Queer (Words of Change Series): Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas

English 12 & Up LGBTQ Experiences Activism Quote Collection Inspiration Coco Romack summary The newest edition of the Words of Change series is out now, and just in time for Pride month! Queer is a small volume that includes photos and quotes from LGBTQ activists, and embodies the spirit of rebellion within the queer community….

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

English 12+ LGBTQIA+ Community History Historical Figures Queer Lived Experiences Protest Activism Advocacy Jamie Lawson & Eve Lloyd Knight summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I went all out and made a mountain of frosting (I’m always convinced I’m going to run out) and it culminated in what I described to those I shared it with…

Take Me Outdoors: A Nature Journal for Young Explorers

english 6 years & Up Creativity Journaling Nature Mary Richards Today I’m celebrating the impending release of the newest journal in the young explorers series by author Mary Richards. GIVEAWAY! In honor of the publication of Take Me Outdoors, @pubspotlight and @agnesandaubrey are giving one lucky winner their own copy!  Hit up our post on Instagram to…