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Why Do We Cry? [released 4/7]

Written by: Fran Pintadera Illustrated by: Ana Sender For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Emotions, Growth, Family, STEM. Summary:  This is a very sweet story centered around a young boy named Mario asking his mother why people cry….

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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Written & Illustrated by: Keith Negley For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Gender, Gender Stereotypes, Toxic Masculinity, Friendship, Family, Tenderness, Sadness, Love.  Summary: This is an adorable book that helps to dispel myths that create toxic masculinity.  Focusing on “tough guys” like superheroes,…

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Sweetest Kulu

Written by: Celina Kalluk Illustrated by: Alexandria Neonakis For Ages: Infant and up Language: Bilingual: Inuktitut and English; English. Topics Covered: Love, Family, First Nations People, Indigenous Voices, Inuit Culture. Summary: “Kulu” is an Inuktitut term of endearment, akin to…

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Grandad Mandela

Written by: Zazi, Ziwalene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrated by: Sean Qualls For ages: 4-10 years Language: English  Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Activism,  Summary: This book is written from the perspective of Mandela’s great-grandkids asking questions about their great-grandfather Mandela to their grandmother Zindzi. He…

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You Hold Me Up

Written by: Monique Gray Smith Illustrated by: Danielle Daniel For Ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Family, Kindness, Community. Summary: This book uses the title phrase “you hold me up” to speak about kind acts loved ones…

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Who are you? the kid’s guide to gender identity

Written by: Brook Pessin-Whedbee Illustrated by: Naomi Bardoff For Ages: 3 years and above Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Identity, Self Expression, Acceptance. Summary: This book is written in a conversational format with the reader, letting them know that whatever…

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I Am Jazz

Written by: Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings Illustrated by: Shelagh McNicholas For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Trans youth experience, gender identity, self-acceptance, self-love, courage. Summary: Jazz is just a regular girl!  She loves dancing, the color pink,…

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Captain Starfish

Written by: Davina Bell Illustrated by: Allison Colpoys For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Anxiety, Fear, Courage. Summary:  This book is about a young boy named Alfie, who gets That Feeling when he has to do…

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A Family is a Family is a Family

Written by: Sara O’Leary Illustrated by: Qin Leng For Ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Self-Acceptance, Foster Families, LGBT, Acceptance, Family Structure. Summary: This book covers a multitude of family types when a teacher asks their class to…

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Written by: Maya Angelou Illustrated by: Jean-Michel Basquiat Edited by: Sara Jane Boyers For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Courage, Fear, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: This book is the poem of the same title by Maya Angelou, coupled…

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