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…

Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Taylor Moxey!

Happy Saturday!  We are thrilled this week to feature Taylor, a young activist, entrepreneur and chef.  As older (thirties totally aren’t old, but we’re not teenagers like Taylor!) people, it’s inspiring to see young people with as much drive and passion as Taylor.  Be sure to check out all the cool stuff she’s up to,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

spring after spring; how rachel carson inspired the environmental movement

more books about environmental activism Summary:  Birds, frogs, bats, and bugs!  Rachel explores the world around her from every angle, staring at the sky and through a magnifying glass at the earth below her feet.  She draws pictures and dreams of the ocean.  Rachel’s favorite time of year is spring, when the animal sounds are…

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights

want a copy of your own? more books about activism Summary:  This book is an alphabetical look at how to peacefully protest.  Non-traditional in it’s setup, this book offers suggestions about everyday activism one can become involved with, and lets the reader know that there’s more to activism than just marching in the streets.  Educate….