Tag: creativity

Off to See the Sea

Written & Illustrated by:  Nikki Grimes & Elizabeth Zunon For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Black Protagonists Own Voices Imagination Family   Summary:  In this followup story by the pair that brought you Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (winner of the #bookstagang_bestof2020 Future Classics… Continue Reading “Off to See the Sea”

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Written by: Andrea Beaty Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, minor Spanish.  Topics Covered: Community Action, Environmentalism, Girls Outdoors, Creativity, Feminism, Girls in Leadership, Latinx, Activism.  Summary:  Sofia Valdez loves her community, and she especially loves helping her community be better.  When her Abuelo injures his… Continue Reading “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Written by: Andrea Beaty  Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Feminism, Family, Imagination, Creativity, Self-Esteem.  Summary: Rosie is a shy child, but she loves to build things at night when she’s alone in her room.  She wasn’t so shy until she… Continue Reading “Rosie Revere, Engineer”

What Riley Wore

Written by: Elana K. Arnold Illustrated by: Linda Davick For ages: 2-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Gender Expression, Gender Neutral Pronouns, Family, Love, Acceptance, Fashion, Creativity, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: Riley is a creative dresser, and often dresses based on how they feel!  Some outfits are just right for… Continue Reading “What Riley Wore”

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 block party).  The narrator… Continue Reading “Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day”

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 and has tons of… Continue Reading “Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Mama Tortuga!”

Sound Off Saturday- Featuring: Tyler Vile!

Happy Saturday! There’s a heat wave hitting us here in New England, so unless we venture to go swimming in the river later (which is also one of our favorite places to watch the sunset with a cold drink!) we will be inside all… Continue Reading “Sound Off Saturday- Featuring: Tyler Vile!”

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Written by & Illustrated by: Javaka Steptoe For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Art, Historical Figure, Historical Events, Family, Mental Illness, Love, Graffiti, Creativity.  Summary: This book details the life and artistic development of Basquiat, from childhood artist to New York City graffiti artist, and finally… Continue Reading “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat”

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