Grandad Mandela

Written by: Zazi, Ziwalene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrated by: Sean Qualls For ages: 4-10 years Language: English  Topics Covered:  Historical Figures, History, Activism, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Social Change, Imprisonment, Black Culture & Identity, South Africa. Summary:  I am shocked that I haven’t shared this book on Instagram yet, I assumed I shared it actual years ago. Well, today we remedy…

I Am Brown

english 3 years and up BIPOC-centric narratives Self-Esteem Social-Emotional Learning Diversity Empowerment Own Voices javaka steptoe Written by: Ashok Banker Illustrated by: Sandhya Prabhat For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Diversity, Empowerment, Own Voices.  Summary:  Folx, this book is beautiful inside and out.  I Am Brown is a celebration of the…

IntersectionAllies: we make room for all

Written by: Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi Illustrated by: Ashley Seil Smith For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Intersectionality (as you may have already guessed), diversity, solidarity, activism, identity, activism, disability, protest. Summary:  This book is incredible! Written in an accessible way, the reader is introduced to a group of friends that have unique intersections of…

I’m Gonna Push Through [released Feb. 18th]

Written by:¬†Jasmyn Wright Illustrated by:¬†Shannon Wright For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Empowerment, Self-Confidence, Resiliency, Disability, Diverse Experiences, Growth Mindset. Summary:¬† This book is awesome! ¬†I’m Gonna Push Through!¬†delivers an empowering message for young people to step into their power and overcome anything in their path. ¬†The book is based on a mantra that the author…

Common Threads: Adam’s Day at the Market

Written by: Huda Essa Illustrated by: Merc√® Tous For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, Family, Diversity, Kindness, Clothing, Islam, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Adam and his parents go to the outdoor market one day, and he sees a bright blue jay.  Following it, Adam doesn’t realize he’s left his parents behind until he tugs…

A Boy Like You

Written by: Frank Murphy Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, POC-Centric Narratives, Gender Stereotypes, Toxic Masculinity, Diversity, Acceptance, Kindness, Friendship, Identity, Self-Esteem. Summary: This is a very sweet book about being a good human with an amazingly diverse group of children depicted in the illustrations.  The book opens talking about how unique every…

Rad Women Worldwide

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Activism, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Artists. Summary: This book is much like it’s counterpart but on a global and more in-depth scale. ¬†Women from every continent are featured, spanning thousands of years throughout history. ¬†Ancient Mesopotamia…

Rad American Women A-Z

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Musicians, Artists, Summary: This book goes through the alphabet, each letter representing a famous woman. Jovita Idar, Odetta Holmes, Carol Burnett, and Wilma Mankiller are some of the famous figures written about. Each page…

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Written and Illustrated by:: P√©n√©lope Bagieu For Ages: teens Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Activism. Summary: This book is a graphic novel compilation of stories about strong women and historical figures. It is definitely written for teens and above. Some stories include plot lines with DV, death, civil war, and…

Counting on Community

Written and Illustrated by: Innosanto Nagara For Ages: Infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: Community, Activism, Literacy. Summary: This book is a companion to A is for Activist, focusing on numeric literacy coupled with characteristics of a strong community. Most bold on the pages are the diverse illustrations which have the number hidden within…