While I Was Away

English & Japanese MG & Up Asian-American Experience Japanese-American Own Voices Growing Up Family Language Learning SEL Waka T. Brown summary Waka is a Japanese-American sixth grader in rural Kansas in the 1980’s. At home, her family speaks Japanese almost exclusively, but Waka is behind in reading and writing in kanji. After a few incidents…

This is Your Brain on Stereotypes

Written by: Tanya Lloyd Kyi  Illustrated by: Drew Shannon  For ages: 11-14 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Social Justice, Critical Thinking, Growing Up, Media Literacy, Growing Up. Summary:  I loooove this book! Books that focus on explaining inequity and the need for social justice to young adults are some of my favorites. In the book, author Tanya Lloyd Kyi takes…

Interview with Kwame Alexander: Becoming Muhammad Ali

Interview Transcript: C: Hi everyone! This is Corrie from @thetinyactivists and today I have the pleasure of speaking with author Kwame Alexander about his upcoming book “Becoming Muhammad Ali” and that is actually going to be available on October 5th. So we were gonna hang and chat for a little bit today so welcome thank…