Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

Written by: Mitali Perkins Illustrated by: Sara Palacios For ages: 3-8 years Language: English & some Spanish Topics Covered: Family, Immigration, Border Patrol, POC-Centric Narratives, Latinx, Mexican-American, Culture & Traditions, Love, Growing Up, Global Community. Summary: Even though this is a story centering around Christmas, we felt the need to share it sooner rather than waiting for December to come around! This…

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

Written by: Supriya Kelkar Illustrated by: Alea Marley For ages: 3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, POC-Centric Narratives, Sikhism, Global Community. Summary:  We are so flattered to have been contacted by the fantastic @littlefeministbookclub about becoming a part of their influencer program and receiving an affiliate code!  This group is doing such fantastic work bringing quality and diverse books…

What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?: True Stories of Imagination and Courage

Written by: Heather Camlot Illustrated by: Serge Bloch For ages: perfect for 8-12 years or grades 3-7 Language: English Topics Covered: War, Nonviolent Action, Activism, Imagination, Peace, Military Action, Global Community, History, Historical Figures.  Summary: Activism, Military Action, Nonviolent Protest, Peace, Creativity, Imagination, Social Justice, Kindness. Today for #sweetsandsocialjustice we have a really neat book that takes whimsical and imaginative questions and…

Thukpa for All

Written by: Praba Ram & Sheela Preuitt Illustrated by: Shilpa Ranade For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & some Tibetan  Topics Covered: Friendship, Community, Disability, Cooking, Family, Global Community, Problem-Solving, Tibet, Ladakh Region. Summary: Tsering, our main character, is walking home.  He is excited to eat some delicious thukpa, a hearty and spicy soup.  Tsering is blind, and moves a white stick…

Muslim Girls Rise

Written by: Saira Mir Illustrated by: Aaliya Jaleel For ages: 8-13 years Language: English Topics Covered: Muslim Women, Trailblazers, Historical Figures, Self-Empowerment, Feminism, Sports, Culture & Identity, Global Community, Own Voices.  Summary:  This book is a lovely book, almost anthology-like, of 18 Muslim girls (and women) that are changing the world and blazing trails.  Some are well-known public figures like…

Nya’s Long Walk

Written by: Linda Sue Park Illustrated by: Brian Pinkney For ages: 4-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Africa, African Culture, Sudan, Sudanese Life, Water, Medicine, Family, Siblings, Love, Lived Experiences, POC-Centric Narratives.  Summary:  Nya and her sister Akeer live in Sudan and must walk a long way to get water.  One day when making the journey, Akeer falls…

Treasure

Written by: Mireille Messier Illustrated by: Irene Luxbacher For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, Siblings, Growing Up, Nature, Natural World, Appreciation, Lived Experiences. Summary:  This book is adorable! The tale starts with two siblings taking a walk through the woods near their home, looking for a treasure.  There are few words in the book, but they are all…

Four Feet, Two Sandals

Written by: Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by: Doug Chayka For ages: 7-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Refugees, Friendship, Empathy, Immigration, Global Community.  Summary: This is a very sweet and emotional story of two friends that meet in a refugee camp when each gets only one sandal from a supply truck.  Lina and Feroza become friends and begin to…

The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero

Written by: Amalia Hoffman Illustrated by: Chiara Fedele For ages: 8-12 years old Language: English and some Italian Topics Covered: Judaism, WWII, Holocaust, Activism, Global Community, Historical Events, Historic Figure, Sports, Cycling.  Summary: Gino Bartali was a small and sickly child, but he loved riding a bicycle more than anything else.  He got a part-time job at a bike shop to learn…

Common Threads: Adam’s Day at the Market

Written by: Huda Essa Illustrated by: Mercè Tous For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, Family, Diversity, Kindness, Clothing, Islam, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Adam and his parents go to the outdoor market one day, and he sees a bright blue jay.  Following it, Adam doesn’t realize he’s left his parents behind until he tugs…