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What Stars Are Made Of [released 3/31]

Written by: Sarah Allen  For ages: Middle Grades, 5th and up. Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Own Voices, Turner Syndrome, Neurodiversity (NLD), STEM, Women in STEM, Friendship, Social-Emotional Growth & Development. Summary:  Hot damn, I’m glad this book exists.  This middle grade novel…

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The Degenerates

Written by: J. Albert Mann Cover Art by: Design: Rebecca Syracuse; Illustration: Sarah Maxwell-Folio Art For ages: YA (14 years and up) Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Growing Up, Mental Health, Disability, Own Voices, Interracial Love, Family, Friendship, Institutionalized Lives, Courage, Bravery, Love.  Summary:  This book…

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Four Feet, Two Sandals

Written by: Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by: Doug Chayka For ages: 7-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Refugees, Friendship, Empathy, Immigration, Global Community.  Summary: This is a very sweet and emotional story of two friends that meet in a refugee camp when each gets…

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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Written by: Brandy Colbert For ages: YA (underage alcohol use, marijuana use, sex, substance use/addiction) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Growing Up, Chicago, Relationships, Dating, Family, Police Interaction (racist treatment),  Summary: In the summer between sophomore and junior year, Birdie’s…

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The King of Kindergarten

Written by: Derrick Barnes Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: 4-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: School, Social-Emotional Learning, New Places, POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Kindness, Own Voices.  Summary: This book is the cutest!  It is adorable, upbeat, and makes a first day at school seem like…

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Firu’s Forest

Written by: J. Leigh Shelton Illustrated by: Danica Jokic For ages: 5-10 years old Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Social-Emotional Growth, Nature, Natural World.  Summary: This book is a collection of 3 stories, connected by cameos and the rainforest. The first story is about a…

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Jamie is Jamie

Written by: Afsaneh Moradian  Illustrated by: Maria Bogade For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Gender Stereotypes, Identity, Friendship, Kindness, Self-Esteem. Summary: This book is absolutely adorable!  Jamie has just moved, and is starting a new school. When they get to school…

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Step Into Your Power

Written by: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins For ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Activism, Friendship, Self-Expression, Empowerment, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Skill Cultivation, Women in Leadership. Summary: Step Into Your Power does the incredibly complex job of being both a call to…

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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

Written by: Lyla Lee Illustrated by: Dung Ho For ages: 6-9 years Language: English & some Korean Topics Covered: Korean-American Experience, Lunar New Year, Culture & Traditions, Holidays, Friendship, Single-Parent Family, Lunar New Year, Safety, Social-Emotional Development, Own Voices.  Summary:  Happy Lunar New Year!  This…

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A Boy Like You

Written by: Frank Murphy Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, POC-Centric Narratives, Gender Stereotypes, Toxic Masculinity, Diversity, Acceptance, Kindness, Friendship, Identity, Self-Esteem. Summary: This is a very sweet book about being a good human with an amazingly diverse…

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