The Paper Bag Princess

Written by: Robert Munsch Illustrated by: Michael Martchenko  For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Freedom, Self-Confidence, Social-Emotional Learning, Feminism, Fractured Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Independent Thought, Stereotypes, Girls Outdoors,.  Summary:  “Ronald,” said Elizabeth, “your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum.” This sick…

Work it, Girl: Michelle Obama [released March 3]

Written by: Caroline Moss Illustrated by: Sinem Erkas For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture and Identity, Historical Figure, Feminism, Growing Up, Biography, Trailblazer, Lawyer.  Summary:  This is an amazing upper elementary series that has chapters, but also a ton of beautiful papercut illustrations!  The book is jam packed with information about Michelle’s life from childhood to the end…

Reading Beauty

Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Literacy, Fairy Tale, Problem-Solving, Feminist, Independent Thought, Kindness, Family, Love, Pets, Space, Rhyming.  Summary: This is the next book from the pair that brought you Interstellar Cinderella, which we loved very much!  Both of us are so excited to get this one, we’ve been waiting…

Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons: An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom

Written by: Gwendolyn Hooks Illustrated by: Simone Agoussoye  For ages: 9-12 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Enslavement, Historical Figures, Historical Events, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, American History.  Summary: Ona Judge is a woman enslaved by George Washington.  Yes, that George Washington.  Ona is very intelligent, and in moving around with the Washingtons to various cities, she becomes aware that she could…

The Only Woman in the Photo [Being Released February 2020]

Written by: Kathleen Krull Illustrated by: Alexandra Bye For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazers, Women in Leadership, Historic Figures, Feminism, Women’s Suffrage, Historic Events, Activism, Women in Government.  Summary: Oh buddy do we love Frances Perkins!  This book is awesome, it tells the story of one strong badass lady when there were a distinct lack of badass ladies…

Little People Big Dreams: Dolly Parton

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Daria Solak For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Musical Artist, Women in Music, Biography, Philanthropy, Feminist.  Summary: Dolly Parton is a human that we do not deserve, she is such a gem!  This book follows the story of her life for a young reader, from a young girl…

Make Trouble (Young Readers Edition)

Written by: Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson Cover Art by: Eugenia Mello For ages: Young Adults Language: English  Topics Covered: Trailblazer, Politics, Women in Politics, Activism, Feminism, Bodily Autonomy, Memoir/Biography, Political Activism, Family, Planned Parenthood, Inspiration, Growing Up, Community Involvement.  Summary: For our first skill to take into the new year we’ve chosen: Activism! This is what we want to embody most throughout…

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…

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Written by: Andrea Beaty  Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Feminism, Family, Imagination, Creativity, Self-Esteem.  Summary: Rosie is a shy child, but she loves to build things at night when she’s alone in her room.  She wasn’t so shy until she made her uncle a special hat to keep the pythons off…

I’m So NOT Wearing A Dress!

Written by: Julie Merberg Illustrated by: Mai Kemble For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Tomboy, Acceptance, Family, Sports, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: Shelby likes to climb trees, dig for worms with her best friend Nate, and wear nothing but her dirty red high tops.  Shelby’s neighbor Sophie always wants her to have tea parties and dress up like princesses but Shelby…