Tag: bravery

Amari and the Night Brothers

Written & Illustrated by:  B.B. Alston For ages: MG Language: English Topics Covered: Black Protagonists Women in STEM Fantasy Magic Single Parent Families Bravery Courage   Summary:  Ya’ll, especially after this past summer filled with gross transphobic tweets from JKR, I’ve been on the hunt… Continue Reading “Amari and the Night Brothers”

Freda and the Blue Beetle [released 4/15]

Written & Illustrated by: Sophie Gilmore For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Independent Thought, Courage, Freedom, Discovery, Wonder, Intuition, Bravery.  Summary:  This book is SO amazing. Freda is a free spirit that values discovery and adventure, much to the dismay of the other villagers who are often… Continue Reading “Freda and the Blue Beetle [released 4/15]”

Kaia and the Bees

Written by: Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Growth, Fear, Lying, Beekeeping, Environmental Conservation, Family, Education, Emotional Regulation. Summary:  Kaia’s family has a pretty unique hobby, especially for living in an apartment building.  Her dad keeps bees!  He is very… Continue Reading “Kaia and the Bees”

The Degenerates

Written by: J. Albert Mann Cover Art by: Design: Rebecca Syracuse; Illustration: Sarah Maxwell-Folio Art For ages: YA (14 years and up) Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Growing Up, Mental Health, Disability, Own Voices, Interracial Love, Family, Friendship, Institutionalized Lives, Courage, Bravery, Love.  Summary:  This book is incredible.  I truly… Continue Reading “The Degenerates”

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Written & Illustrated by: Jen Wang For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Expression, Growing Up, Love, Family, Acceptance, Friendship. Summary: Prince Sebastian doesn’t particularly want to get married, but his parents are desperate for him to find a mate.  All Sebastian really wants to do… Continue Reading “The Prince and the Dressmaker”

Lighter Than My Shadow

Written & Illustrated by: Katie Green For ages: Teens and Up Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Eating Disorders, Assault, Resilience, Bravery, Family, Friendship, Love, Acceptance, Mental Health, Recovery, Trauma, Graphic Novel. Summary: This hefty 500 page graphic novel covers main character Katie’s life from childhood to college-first for biology and… Continue Reading “Lighter Than My Shadow”

Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace

Written by: Tanya Lee Stone Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman For ages: 6-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Historical Figures, Women in Science, Feminism, Bravery, Courage, Individuality. Summary: Ada was a young girl who lived in the English countryside.  She had a wild imagination and a mother who thought… Continue Reading “Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace”

Spring After Spring; How Rachel Carson INSPIRED the Environmental Movement

Written & Illustrated by:  Stephanie Roth Sisson For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Bravery Courage Rachel is a little girl that LOVES nature.  She loves walking through the woods and listening to all of… Continue Reading “Spring After Spring; How Rachel Carson INSPIRED the Environmental Movement”

Imani’s Moon

Written by: JaNay Brown-Wood Illustrated by: Hazel Mitchell For ages: 6-9 years Language: English & Maa (Maasai) Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, African Culture & Traditions, Maasai People, Self-Esteem, Community, Bravery, Perseverance.   Summary: Imani is the smallest in her village, and gets teased relentlessly for it.  To make Imani feel better, her… Continue Reading “Imani’s Moon”


Written & Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Immigration, Courage, Bravery, Family, Love, Community. Summary: This is the story about a woman and her young child immigrating to San Francisco.  Trying to navigate this unfamiliar world was difficult, especially with a… Continue Reading “Dreamers”

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