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Young, Gifted and Black

Written by: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins For Ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Courage, Community, Representation. Summary: This bright, colorful, and celebratory book enthusiastically describes the achievements of 52 black heroes.  The biographies…

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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Written by: Hiawyn Oram Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif For ages:3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental activism, social-emotional development, independent thought Summary: Snowboy is playing a game by himself one day when approached by Greenbackboy.  Greenbackboy has an idea to play a game called KA-CHING,…

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Little Feminist Board Book Series

Written by: Galison and Emily Kleinman Illustrated by: Lydia Ortiz For Ages: Infant-5 years Language: English Topics Covered: Artists, Trailblazers, Leaders, Activists, Women in STEM. Summary: These books are a simple way to introduce very young children to famous women…

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This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer

Written by: Joan Holub Illustrated by: Daniel Roode For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Strong Women, Activism, Civil Rights. Summary: This board book introduces women throughout history at a basic level for young children. Impressive vocabulary to use…

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When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

Written by: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Christopher Lyles For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, LGBT Families, Community, Acceptance. Summary: This book is told from the perspective of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.  It briefly talks about…

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

Written by: Julia Finley Mosca Illustrated by: Daniel Rieley For Ages: 5-10 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Trailblazers, Neurodiversity, Women Scientists. Summary: This rhyming book tells the life story of Temple Grandin and her achievements.  The…

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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Written by: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Steven Salerno For Ages: 5-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Activism, LGBT, Community, Acceptance. Summary: This book is an incredibly positive historical look at the gay rights movement of the seventies, centered…

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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Written by: Susan Hood Illustrated by: 13 Extraordinary Women For Ages: 4-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Activism, STEM, Diversity. Summary: This book is awesome. It profiles 14 women and young girls that changed the…

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Written & Illustrated by: Vashti Harrison For Ages: 8-11 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-centric narratives, activism, historical figures, self-acceptance. Summary: This book covers so many strong women throughout history, 40 to be exact! Starting with Phillis Wheatley and ending with…

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Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest

Written by: Sarah Hampson Illustrated by: Kass Reich For Ages: 3-7 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Self-Respect, Inclusiveness, Initiative. Summary: Dr. Archibald Coo is fed up with being disrespected.  He’s a worldly pigeon, and knows how important pigeons…

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