Love, Violet

English 4 years & up Growing Up Crushes Valentine’s Day LGBTQIA+ Charlotte Sullivan Wild & Charlene Chua summary Can you remember having a crush on someone? What about if you’re queer, do you remember navigating those moments? For me, I remember looking at boys and being like “Oh, I’m supposed to like one? Uhh…that one!”…

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Written By: Kat Zhang Illustrated by: Charlene Chua For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Self-Esteem, Chinese Culture, Art, Creativity, Own Voices. Summary: Amy is such a fun and buoyant protagonist, and I’m so glad she’s back for another adventure! After an exciting read aloud about dragons, Amy and her classmates…

Shubh Diwali!

Written by:¬†Chitra Soundar Illustrated by:¬†Charlene Chua For ages:¬†3-5 years Language:¬†English & some Hindi (more is in the Diwali information after the story) Topics Covered:¬†Culture & Traditions, Celebration, Global¬†Community, Hindu, Religion, India, Indian Culture, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary:¬†Shubh Diwali¬†is a short rhyming book introducing Diwali and the celebrations that accompany the 5 day festival. ¬†The plot follows…

Going Up!

Written by: Sherry J.¬†Lee Illustrated by:Charlene Chua¬† For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Community, Friendship, Parties, Apartments, City Living, Pets. Summary:  Going Up! is absolutely adorable, and takes place the majority of the time in an apartment building elevator! A young girl and her dad have been invited to Olive the poodle’s birthday party on…