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 character Neel seems much bigger than that.  Neel is a gifted student and has been…

Circle

Written & Illustrated by: Jeannie Baker For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Health, Recovery, Migration, Natural World, Accessibility, Environmental Activism.  Summary: This book covers both the healing of the main character (a young child) with the migration of godwit birds, which are often seen in Australia.  The setup of this book is unique, teaching both about recovery…

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 fantastic projects that she’s currently working on.  We hope you enjoy…

Mad About Monkeys

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Conservation, Monkeys, Global Community, STEM, Science. Summary: We are so excited the next installment, Fanatical About Frogs, is coming out soon!  But we will focus on the present and just talk monkeys right now.  Davey goes in-depth about all sorts of monkey-related knowledge.  Can you distinguish between…

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Written by: Phil Bildner Illustrated by: John Parra For Ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Hurricane Katrina, American Folktales, Community Involvement, Activism, Social-Emotional Growth. Summary: This book is in American Folktale style, making Cornelius larger than life!  Marvelous Cornelius is based on an actual man who lived in New Orleans and was a…

Crazy About Cats

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Cats, Activism, Environment, STEM, Science, Conservation, Global Community, Community. Summary: Starting from the basics of “What is a Cat?” to the complex social dynamics between bobcats fighting over territory, this book by Owen Davey has it all!  In his signature bright, graphic style, the reader…

Girls Think of Everything; Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Written by: Catherine Thimmesh Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet For ages: 9-13 years Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Inventions, Historical Figures, Feminism, Global Community. Summary: This book is designed for elementary students, to learn more in-depth about women inventors.  Covering inventions like Scotchguard, Kevlar, Liquid Paper, and the Illusion Transmitter, the book is illustrated with colorful collaged artwork to accompany the…

Smart About Sharks

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Environment, Sea Life, Community, Conservation, STEM, Sharks, Activism.   Summary: Owen Davey does it again, this time about sharks!  In his typical bright, graphic style, readers cruise through the deep and learn everything there is to know about these carnivorous creatures. Starting again with a…

Top 5 Books We Read in 2018

2018 was a rollercoaster of a year, with so many opportunities for growth and learning all over the place! We launched this site as a passion project, and we have been so lucky to connect with many people from all over the globe, sharing our mutual love of diverse literature! We have no idea what…

Bonkers About Beetles

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 5 and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Nature, Insects, Environment, Life Cycles, STEM. Summary: Starting with a contents page, this book delves into the exciting and diverse world of beetles.  Bright, colorful illustrations in a very enticing and specific style adorn the pages as the reader learns all about the world of beetles….