#CranesForOurFuture Campaign: Join Me!

On Saturday, August 6th join me on Instagram Live from 3-4pm! We’ll be listening to read alouds, making paper cranes, and honoring the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Between August 5 and 9, we invite you to join thousands around the world in making one small act: Will you fold an…

Earth Day Nonfiction Roundup

I’ve been diligently collecting nonfiction books that focus on nature & sustainability over the last few months in order to bring you a massive educational activity book roundup in time for outdoor spring and summer adventures! You can find all of these suggestions in a dedicated Bookshop list, for your next library or bookstore venture….

Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz

English & Spanish 6+ Unlawful Detainment/ Concentration Camps Mexico & U.S. Border Family Separation Racism Nonfiction Compiled by Warren Binford for Project Amplify summary I’ve been trying to write this review for ages. Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz is a collaboration of Latinx illustrators working with the words from children that are unfairly imprisoned when…

Together

English All (board book) Activism Global Community Collective Action Mona Damluji & Innosanto Nagara summary Y’all, remember when I did the cover reveal for this book?? Well, it’s finally out in the world tomorrow! You know I’m an Innosanto Nagara stan, and his art brings Mona Damluji’s words to life in the most beautiful and…

The People Remember

English & Swahili 4+ Black Culture & Identity History Enslavement Forced Migration Empowerment Activism Ibi Zoboi & Loveis Wise summary The People Remember is on an entirely separate plane of existence from other books. It combines the best aspects from different genres and produces a breathtaking experience. Poetry, history, narrative arcs & illustrations that should…

Te Haré Tu Propio Libreo/I’ll Build You a Bookcase

English & Spanish All ages Bilingual Books Literacy Family Rhyme Traditions Jean Ciborowski Fahey & Simone Shin summary What better to celebrate National Book Lovers Day than a story that is all about instilling a love of reading? Te Haré Propio Libreo/I’ll Build You a Bookcase released in April, and I think it’s the most…

A Natural History of Fairies

Written By: Emily Hawkins Illustrated by: Jessica Roux For Ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Fantasy, Science. Summary: This book is a beautiful blend of fantasy and science! It has a unique mixture for the reader who loves fairies and wants to learn more about them, and real scientific information about…

Immigrant Innovators: 30 Entrepreneurs Who Made a Difference

Written By: Samantha Chagollan Illustrated by: Calef Brown For Ages: MG & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Business, Immigration, Ingenuity. Summary: This book details entrepreneurs that emigrated to the United States from all over the globe. Although this book is primarily about capitalism and large multimillion dollar businesses like Chobani, PayPal, and even Instagram, it…

The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

Edited By: Yoshimi Kusaba Illustrated by: Gaku Nakagawa Translated by: Andrew Wong For Ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Politicians, Capitalism, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, History, Historical Figures. Summary: This book’s text is taken from a 2012 speech given at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the president of Uruguay speaks about human…