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…

Earth Squad: 50 People who are Saving the Planet

english MG & Up Climate Justice Historical Figures Trailblazers STEM Activism Community Alexandra Zissu & Nhung Lê summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I want to kickoff what I’ve been calling in my brain an Earth Day social justice bonanza. Make sure you look for the earth icon I’ve put on the photo to be able…

Latinitas

English & Spanish MG & Up english Juliet Menéndez summary I couldn’t let Women’s History Month end without featuring this incredible book! First of all, how gorgeous is this cover? I’m kind of obsessed with the limited color palette and over the moon to see how many countries are represented (helpfully with flags by the…

Women Artists A to Z

english 5 years & up Artists Historical Figures Melanie LaBarge & Caroline Corrigan summary I LOVE this book! Not only is it beautiful, but it’s completely accessible for the typical picture book crowd, and takes a creative spin on alphabet books. Rather than pairing the artist’s name with a specific letter of the alphabet, the…

Little People Big Dreams Musician Roundup: Aretha, Prince, & Elton.

Written & Illustrated by:  Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrators: Amy Blackwell (Aretha) Cachetejack (Prince) Sophie Beer (Elton) For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Women in Music Musicians Trailblazers Black Culture & Identity   Summary: Nobody can deny that the Little People Big Dreams series has been an international sensation, and with good reason….

Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Written & Illustrated by:  Moira Rose Donohue & Laura Freeman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Musicians Jazz Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers   Summary:  Tippity-Tappity Scritchedy-Scratchedy, William Henry “Chick” Webb was always on the drums…even when he didn’t own any! Diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis and accidentally falling down some stairs when…