Blood Like Magic

English YA Fantasy Magic Witches Black Culture & Identity Community CW: Blood, Sacrifice, Violence Liselle Sambury summary When you see this title, know that blood is very prevalent within the book. It’s the root of all magic, and used with intent for spells. It also denotes when a witch can be Called by ancestors 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…

sylvia and marsha start a revolution!

For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I experimented with tahini again, this time adding it to chocolate chip cookies! There might not be a clear connection between the cookies and the book, except that my love for Sylvia, Marsha, and cookies knows no bounds.

Empowering Identities: A Roundup

Written & Illustrated by:  Various, check out the individual posts below! For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Own Voices Bicultural Trans Experience LGBTQ Social-Emotional Learning   Books are wonderful things. They reflect our own experiences and provide portals into the experiences of others. I wanted to provide a short roundup of recent…

My Rainbow

Written By: Trinity & DeShanna Neal Illustrated by: Art Twink For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ Youth, Transgender Youth, Family, Empowerment, Neurodiversity, Autism, Own Voices. Summary: This book is absolutely phenomenal, made all the more powerful by it being a true & own voices story. Trinity is a young, Black,…

What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book

Written By: Laleña Garcia Illustrated by: Caryn Davidson For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture & Identity, Black Lives Matter, Activism, Equity, Self-Esteem, Advocacy, LGBTQ Affirmation, Community. Summary: Folx, when I opened up a surprise package from Lee and Low with this workbook in it, I think I actually shrieked…

Girl Activist: Winning Strategies from Women Who’ve Made A Difference

Written By: Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen Illustrated by: Georgia Rucker For Ages: MG & YA Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Environmental Activism, History, Historical Figures, STEM, Nature, Black Lives Matter, Segregation, Racism, Suffrage, Feminism. Summary: For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I wanted to pair something tasty with an activist that was brand new to…

Be Amazing: A History of Pride [released 7/21]

Written By: Desmond is Amazing Illustrated by: Dylan Glynn For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Own Voices, Historical Figures, Trans History, Acceptance, Self-Esteem. Summary: Ya’ll. This. Book. I have been SO excited for this book to be release and it’s almost here!! Many of you are probably familiar with Desmond…

Never Too Young! 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference

Written By: Aileen Weintraub Illustrated by: Laura Horton For Ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Environmental Conservation, STEM, Philanthropy, Global Community, Historical Figures. Summary: This week for #sweetsandsocialjustice I’m so excited to share this book, and these baked cinnamon sugar donuts! Never Too Young gives an upbeat and global look at young people…