Peace, Love, Action!

Written & Illustrated by: Tanya Zabinski Foreward by: Ani DiFranco For ages: Middle Grades to read, ages 4 and up to listen. Language: English Topics Covered: Social Justice, Activism, Historic Figures, Historic Narratives, POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, Call to Action, Kindness, Peaceful Activism, Gratitude, Resilience, Social Change. Summary: For our last day in our Week of Intention we have Peaceful…

The Boy Who Grew A Forest

Written by: Sophia Gholz Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Nature, Historical Figure, Trailblazer, POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, India, Natural World, Growing Up, Hard Work, Community Involvement, Independent Thought.  Summary: The next intention we are taking into 2020 is Environmental Conscientiousness.  We’re always looking for ways to reduce our single-use plastics, recycle…

What are we taking into 2020? Books for a new decade.

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!  Taking this leap into a whole new decade has got us thinking about intentions.  What can we take into the year that will help us be the best we can be?  What are the skills that will allow us to embody the characteristics of a good activist, ally, friend, and…

Bird Count

Written by: Susan Edwards Richmond Illustrated by: Stephanie Fizer Coleman For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, STEM, Birds, Girls Outdoors, POC-Centric Narratives, Environmental Activism, Culture & Traditions, Friendship, Community Involvement. Summary: We love this book for so many reasons!  The plot follows a real-life bird counting event that takes place all over the USA on Christmas Day….

The Secret of Black Rock

Written & Illustrated by: Joe Todd-Stanton For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Independence, Adventure, Love, Family, Natural World, Conservation, Environmental Activism. Summary: Erin and her mum live in a fishing village, where her mother owns her own fishing boat.  Erin longs to go with her mother while she fishes, because she wants to get closer to…

Survival

Written by: Anna Clayborne Illustrated by: Louise McNaught For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Global Community, Animals, Endangered Species, Sustainability, Activism, Natural World. Summary: This book was sent to us by Running Press, but all opinions are our own! This book is really interesting in that the book’s Artist (Louise McNaught) is featured before the book begins.  Next, there…

Q&A with Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log You all learned about the album Curious yesterday, so now it’s time to learn a little bit more about the minds behind Ants on a Log!  Julie and Anya have a multitude of activities, interests, and creative passions.  We feel lucky to have been able to catch up with them and bring you…

Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline!- by Ants on a Log

For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Politics, Music, Health, Activism, Community Organization, Curiosity. Summary: Have you ever felt that you were too small to get something done? That no one will listen to you if you dare to raise your voice? The answers to these questions form the backbone of the “eco-feminist musical” Curious: Think Outside…

The Love-Alphabet Rockers

Featured Artists and Guest Artists: Over 60 guest artists join the Alphabet Rockers co-founders, Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Soulati Shepherd. Voices from our next generation — Lillian Ellis, Maya Fleming, Kali de Jesus and Tommy “T3PO” Shepherd III, as well as 123 Andrés, Angel & Koja Adeyoha, Aris Wong, Ashanti Branch, Billy Dean Thomas, Celestina Pearl and…

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 life of Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee woman and first chief of their tribal nation.  This book…