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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Aviva Brown!

Happy Saturday!  We are SO EXCITED to be able to feature this powerhouse, Aviva Brown!  Aviva is one of the first people we “met” on Instagram when we started our account, and we’ve been keeping in regular contact ever since….

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Wilma’s Way Home, The Life of Wilma Mankiller

Written by: Doreen Rappaport Illustrated by: Linda Kukuk For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Cherokee Nation, Trailblazer, Feminism, Activism, Politics, Historical Figure, Historic Events, Family, Women in Government, Women in Leadership, Community. Summary: This is a story about the amazing…

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Tiger Boy

Written by: Mitali Perkins For ages: YA Book Language: English, some Bangla. Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions, Environmental Activism, Education, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: The span of the plot in this story is only a few days, but the growth of the main…

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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Taylor Moxey!

Happy Saturday!  We are thrilled this week to feature Taylor, a young activist, entrepreneur and chef.  As older (thirties totally aren’t old, but we’re not teenagers like Taylor!) people, it’s inspiring to see young people with as much drive and…

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Anguti’s Amulet

Written by: The Central Coast of Labrador Archaeology Partnership Translated by: Sophie Tuglavina Illustrated by: Cynthia Colosimo For ages: 8 years and up Language: Inuktitut & English Topics Covered: First Nations People, Indigenous Voices, Culture & Traditions, Family, Community, Love, Historical Events, Historical Fiction. Summary: This is…

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Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution.

Written by: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Jamey Christoph For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Activism, Community, Historical Events, Acceptance, Historical Figures.  Summary: This book was written in a fascinating way.  The narrator is the Stonewall Inn itself!  Sanders expertly weaves together the…

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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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My First Book of Japanese Words

Written by: Michelle Haney Brown Illustrated by: Aya Padrón For ages: 4 years and up Language: English & Japanese Topics Covered: Bilingualism, Japanese Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Global Community. Summary: This alphabetical rhyming book provides multiple languages and a short poem on each page, and is…

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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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