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Sadiq Wants to Stitch

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My Mama is a Mechanic

Written & Illustrated by: Doug Cenko For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Gender Stereotypes, Women in STEM.  Summary:  This book is absolutely adorable!  Our narrator is a young boy, describing all of the things his mother is.  Through the eyes…

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Curriculum Review: “Choose Your Own Likes” Talking About Stereotypes

Hey all!  We got the opportunity this week to review some curriculum by Jamey Fisher Perkins, which is all about stereotypes! This month’s curriculum is part of her wider “Growing Towards Justice” curriculum set.  We were given a copy of…

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We’re here to profile #lgbtcharacters who #smashstereotypes!

It’s Day 10 folks, and we’re so excited that the topic of #lgbtcharacters has come up, because as two queer educators, we are super passionate about the representation that younger LGBTQ folks can experience with the wealth of books now…

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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…

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A Lady Has the Floor

Written by: Kate Hannigan Illustrated by: Allison Jay For ages: 7-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women’s Rights, Activism, Trailblazers, Women in Politics. Summary: Belva was smart and wild, unafraid of everything.  When she was 14, she became the head teacher in the one-room schoolhouse in…

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Gloria’s Voice

Written and Illustrated by: Aura Lewis For ages: 4-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Feminism, Historical Figures,  Summary: Gloria is a little girl that dreams of being famous for helping others. Gloria’s mother always wanted to be a journalist in New York City, but…

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Written by: Jess Keating Illustrated by: Marta Alvarez Miguens For Ages: 4-8 Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazing, Science, Women in STEM, Asian-American Women, Courage, Self-Confidence. Summary: Eugenie was a young girl that loved sharks more than anything.  She loved diving…

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Annie’s Plaid Shirt

She wished her mom understood her. Annie felt weird in dresses. She was happiest when she wore her plaid shirt. Why couldn’t her mom see that? Written by: Stacy B. Davids Illustrated by: Rachael Balsaitis For ages: 3-8 years Language:…

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