Dinosaurs Divorce; A Guide for Changing Families

Written & Illustrated by: Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Love, Community, Divorce, Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: This book begins with a Contents page and list of ‘Divorce Words’ with definitions. The book covers lots of sensitive topics, like fighting parents or ways that parents show they’re angry with each…

Introducing Line4Line

 Line 4 Line grew out of LSU’s Neighborhood Arts Project in Baton Rouge. It’s one of the outreach programs of LSU’s Museum of Art, as well as the Art Works Program, a program which focuses on bringing kids from low-performing schools to the art museum. The LSU program is so much more than just a reading…

Introducing: A New Weekly Post Series!

Hi everyone! We wanted to take a few moments and tell you about a new series we’re starting here weekly at The Tiny Activist: Sound Off Saturday! Since we want to use our platform to educate and inform, what better way than to integrate information about people in our community? This weekly series will feature…

Taproot

Written & Illustrated by: Keezy Young For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, LGBT, Supernatural, Graphic Novels, Love, Friendship, Family, Acceptance. Summary: Blue is in love with Hamal.  Unfortunately, Hamal is alive and Blue is a ghost. Hamal works at a flower shop, and also happens to be a necromancer (but he doesn’t know it yet).  Hamal…

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Written & Illustrated by: Jen Wang For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Expression, Growing Up, Love, Family, Acceptance, Friendship. Summary: Prince Sebastian doesn’t particularly want to get married, but his parents are desperate for him to find a mate.  All Sebastian really wants to do is blow off steam and wear fabulous dresses as a disguise…

Lighter Than My Shadow

Written & Illustrated by: Katie Green For ages: Teens and Up Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Eating Disorders, Assault, Resilience, Bravery, Family, Friendship, Love, Acceptance, Mental Health, Recovery, Trauma, Graphic Novel. Summary: This hefty 500 page graphic novel covers main character Katie’s life from childhood to college-first for biology and then for art school.  Katie has always had a problem eating,…

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Written & Illustrated by: Jennifer Thermes For ages: 5-7 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazers, Environment,  Summary: Emma lived and worked on a farm.  She had 11 children, and lots of work to do.  Sometimes though, she got a chance to sneak away for a break.  After her children were all grown up, she set out to hike the…

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…

Neither

Written & Illustrated by: Airlie Anderson For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, Acceptance, Identity, Friendship, Self-Acceptance. Summary: This story takes place in a world where there are only blue bunnies (this) and yellow birds (that), the Land of This and That.  Until one day, a self-described ‘both’ hatches.  This little critter is green, with bunny ears and…

A Day with Yayah

Written by: Nicola I. Campbell Illustrated by: Julie Flett For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Nte?kepmxín (Interior Salishan people) Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, First Nations, Family, Culture & Traditions, Nature. Summary: This book follows Nikki and her Yayah (grandmother) along with a few other kids as they gather food in the forest.  Very vocabulary-heavy, this book also focuses on pronouncing  Nte?kepmxín…