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Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day

Written by: Tameka Fryer Brown Illustrated by: Charlotte Riley-Webb  For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Poetry. Summary: This is a bright, fun, lyrical adventure through a close-knit neighborhood during the celebration of Neighbors’ Day (which could be described as a…

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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Mama Tortuga!

Happy Saturday!  We are thrilled to have been able to connect this week with Johana, also known as Mama Tortuga!  She is a powerhouse of bilingual and herbal activism and knowledge, with a flair for business.  Johana is a hustler…

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Rebel Voices: The Global Fight for Women’s Equality and the Right to Vote

Written by: Eve Lloyd Knight Illustrated by: Louise Kay Stewart  For ages:  Second grade and above Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Activism, Women’s Suffrage, Independent Thought, Global Community, Historic Figures, Historic Narratives. Summary: This book covers the global struggle for women’s suffrage.  Broken down by country,…

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Sound off Saturday: Ourselves!

Hi everyone!  We have gotten so many new social media followers over the past couple months we decided to capitalize on waiting for our awesome forthcoming Sound off Saturday-ers and have a post about ourselves!  Hope you enjoy it, and…

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I Will Be Fierce!

Written by: Bea Birdsong  Illustrated by: Nidhi Chanani For ages:4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Development, POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Esteem, Friendship. Summary: This book is the definition of adorable.  The plot is driven forward by phrases often found in adventure stories, but the illustrations shows…

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Conflict in Georgia Over Russian Occupation

This is a different sort of post than we usually do, but we felt it was important to share some information that we have been learning about recently. This morning, one of our followers that lives in Georgia reached out…

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Written by: Anika Aldamuy Denise Illustrated by: Paola Escobar For ages:  4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Travel, Emigration, Puerto Rican Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Community, Trailblazer, Multilingualism, Latinx Authors. Summary: The story opens in 1920’s Puerto Rico.  Pura leaves with her aunt…

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Our Rainbow

Written by: Partnership between GLAAD & little bee books, additional appreciation to Tierney (creators of the Philly Pride Flag) Illustrated by: C.G. Esperanza (Opening), Mohammed Fayaz (Black/Brown), Love is Wise (Red), Beena Mistry (Orange), Dylan Glynn (Yellow), Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Green), J Yang…

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Introducing: Raising A Legacy!

Happy Saturday!  This week we have the delight of featuring Raising A Legacy, the creative business endeavor of a clever woman whose desire is to educate others about a variety of topics, including holidays.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the…

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The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World

Written by: Katie Smith Milway Illustrated by: Shane Evans For ages: 8 years and up Language: English & Kirundi Topics Covered: Refugee Narratives, POC-Centric Narratives, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Empowerment, Global Community, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Historical Figure. Summary: Deo is a young boy when his village is attacked.  He…

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