Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!

English 4 years & up LGBTQ History Transgender Figures Empowerment Activism Chosen Family Joy Michael Ellison & Teshika Silver Summary: 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 my love for Sylvia,…

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…

Pet

Written by: Akwaeke Emezi Cover Art by: Shyama Golden For ages: YA (CW: child abuse. Mention of bruises and insinuation of pedophilia) Language: English, some French Creole.  Topics Covered:┬áBlack Culture & Identity, BIPOC Narratives, Sci-Fi, LGBTQ Lives, Growing Up, Friendship,┬áSocial-Emotional Learning, Transgender Youth, Family, Art. Summary:  This book is phenomenal.  Jam is a teenage girl living in a town…

No Voice Too Small

Edited by: Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, Jeanette Bradley Illustrated by: Jeanette Bradley For ages: 5-9 years  Language: English  Topics Covered: Activism, Youth Activists, Poetry, Own Voices, Environmental Activism, Violence, Indigenous Voices, American Citizens, LGBTQ, Education, Muslim Activist, Community.  Summary:  Y’all need to buckle up for this book.  These are the type of books I started this website for.  No Voice…