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…

My Grandma and Me

Written by: Mina Javaherbin Illustrated by: Lindsey Yankey For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Islam, Culture & Traditions, Global Community, Muslim, Cross-Religion Friendships, Own Voices, Iran.  Summary: This is a lovely story about a young girl growing up in Iran and the strong relationship she has with her grandmother.  They are Muslim, and the young girl is the…

Amazing Athletes: 40 Inspiring Icons

Written By: Jean-Michel Billioud Illustrated by: Gonoh For Ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Sports, Feminism, History, Activism, Indigenous Voices, Global Community, Paralympics, Olympics. Summary: This is another book in the same series of another book I shared a couple of weeks ago, Black Music Greats. You know I’m a sucker for…