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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…

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Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights

Written by: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Jared Andrew Schorr For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Peace, Community Involvement, Acceptance, Courage, Protesting. Summary: This book is an alphabetical look at how to peacefully protest.  Non-traditional in it’s setup, this book offers suggestions about everyday…

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Imani’s Moon

Written by: JaNay Brown-Wood Illustrated by: Hazel Mitchell For ages: 6-9 years Language: English & Maa (Maasai) Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, African Culture & Traditions, Maasai People, Self-Esteem, Community, Bravery, Perseverance.   Summary: Imani is the smallest in her village, and gets teased relentlessly for it.  To…

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Dear Primo, A Letter to my Cousin

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 5-7 years Language: English, Spanish. Topics Covered: Latinx Families, Love, Global Community, Family. Summary: Charlie and Carlitos are cousins, one living in America and one in Mexico.  This story is told through excerpts of their letters the boys…

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Dreamers

Written & Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Immigration, Courage, Bravery, Family, Love, Community. Summary: This is the story about a woman and her young child immigrating to San Francisco.  Trying to navigate this unfamiliar world was…

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Say Hello!

Written & Illustrated by: Rachel Isadora For ages: Infant and up Language: Primarily English & Spanish. Also includes: Arabic, French, Italian, Swahili, Japanese, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Topics Covered: Community, Friendship, Language, POC-Centric Narratives Summary: Join Carmelita and her mother as they take the family dog on…

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My name is Sangoel

Written by: Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by: Catherine Stock For ages: 6-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Expression, Courage, Immigration, Refugees.  Summary: Sangoel is a young Dinka boy that lives in a refugee camp with his mother and…

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 6-9 years Language: English, Spanish. Topics Covered: Latinx Families, Immigration, Courage, Bravery.  Summary: Pancho is a rabbit whose father left two long years ago to travel to the North, to find work in lettuce and carrot fields…

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Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji

Written by: F. Zia Illustrated by: Ken Min For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, Hindi. Topics Covered: Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Indian Culture & Traditions. Summary: Aneel’s grandparents have come all the way from India for a visit!  They do lots of fun things like burn incense…

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How Mamas Love Their Babies

Written by: Juniper Fitzgerald Illustrated by: Elise Peterson For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Acceptance, Love, Activism. Summary: For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I wanted to reshare a book that I think deserves the spotlight all the time-How…

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