announcing: social justice curriculum!

We are excited to finally announce a project that we have been working on. We have a Social Justice Curriculum framework coming out! It will be a full year framework to embed Social Justice in the curriculum.  The forthcoming chapters will be focused on lesson plans to use with a K-6th grade age range, and…

#CranesForOurFuture Campaign: Join Me!

On Saturday, August 6th join me on Instagram Live from 3-4pm! We’ll be listening to read alouds, making paper cranes, and honoring the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Between August 5 and 9, we invite you to join thousands around the world in making one small act: Will you fold an…

Top 3 Queer Books I Read in June!

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 3 books I read in June! Here and Queer is a book that healed my inner queer teen who couldn’t figure out why the prospect of watching paint dry was more interesting than going on a date. Not joking. There are horrifically embarrassing…

Juneteenth 2022

It’s Juneteenth! This year I have a roundup of some books for younger readers less familiar with Juneteenth and a cookbook that will provide everything you need for a Juneteenth cookout, and at any gathering all year. If you’re looking for more information about Juneteenth and the historical context around June 19, 1865, check out…

Graphic Novels: 4 New YA Releases!

I grew up loving comics (not superhero ones, other kinds). Reading Persepolis & Maus as a teen was transformative, I particularly love the way graphic novels convey memoirs. I wanted to share 4 YA graphic novels that help bring discussions about oppression and personal responsibility into the classroom or home learning space. Kisses for Jet…

Top 5 Books I Read in May

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 5 books I read in May! Ordinary Equality: You know, it would be really nice to go one day without feeling like my bodily autonomy wasn’t under attack. By now you’ve probably seen all sorts of coverage about the document leak regarding overturning…

Top 5 Books I Read in April

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 5 books I read in April! Tap any photo to read the entire review As someone who regularly tells people to push past uncomfortable feelings and have important conversations with young people, having a developmentally appropriate definition to assist with teaching new vocabulary…

Earth Day Nonfiction Roundup

I’ve been diligently collecting nonfiction books that focus on nature & sustainability over the last few months in order to bring you a massive educational activity book roundup in time for outdoor spring and summer adventures! You can find all of these suggestions in a dedicated Bookshop list, for your next library or bookstore venture….

Top 5 Books I Read in March

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 5 books I read in March below! You can find all of the books I shared over on Instagram organized by month on Bookshop! This incandescent story is part biography, part metaphor, and entirely needed.  Loujain dreams nightly of flying, something she’s not…

Cover Reveal: Splash!: Ethelda Bleibtrey Makes Waves of Change 

English 4 Years & Up Historical Figure Feminism Polio Elisa Boxer & Elizabeth Baddeley here ye here ye I have the opportunity to celebrate the cover reveal of a new book out in July, and it’s even my favorite genre! Ethelda not only pioneered therapeutic treatments for individuals with polio (which she had as a…

Blog Tour: Smile With African Style feat. Q&A with Mylo Freeman!

English 3-6 years African Clothing Friendship Coming tomorrow… Today I’m taking part in a blog tour on behalf of the Macy series, and specifically spotlighting the story Smile With African Style published by Cassava Republic Press, which is based in Nigeria. Smile With African Style is a sweet story that introduces young readers to different…