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Child of Galaxies

Written by: Blake Nuto Illustrated by: Charlotte Ager For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Mindfulness. Summary:  I knew I would love this book when the opening line is referencing my favorite quote from Carl Sagan! Child of…

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Kamik Takes the Lead

Written by: Darryl Baker Illustrated by: Ali Hinch For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Inuktitut Topics Covered: First Nations, Inuit, Outdoors, Dog-Sledding, Growing Up, Own Voices. Summary:  This is the 4th installment of the Kamik books, but still worth checking out if it’s…

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American as Paneer Pie [released June 9th 2020]

Written by: Supriya Kelkar Cover Art by: Abigail Dela Cruz For ages: YA Middle Grades and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Racism, Indian Culture, Indian-American Families, Growing Up, Fitting In, Own Voices, Immigration. Summary:  11 year old Lekha just wants to fit into her Detroit suburb,…

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The Proudest Blue

Written by: Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali Illustrated by: Hatem Aly For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Muslim Identity, Islamophobia, Family, Growing Up, Siblings, Own Voices, Lived Experiences, POC-Centric Narratives, Resilience, Strength.  Summary: The Proudest Blue is a story about Asiya’s first day hijab, which she has…

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My Undead Life: Really Rotten Drama

Written by: Emma T. Graves Illustrated by: Ellie O’Shea (Binny Boo) For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Zombies, Growing Up, Family, Friendship.  Summary:  I really enjoyed this book!  It’s the second in the series, but there was a quick recap of…

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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…

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Internment

Written by: Samira Ahmed Cover Art by: art by Dana Ledl, design by Karina Granda  For ages: YA 12 years and up Language: English, some Arabic. Topics Covered: Islamophobia, Internment, Violence, Military Action, Oppression, History, Subversion, Independent Thought, Activism, Friendship, Love, Growing Up, Relationships.  Summary: …

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David Jumps In

Written by: Alan Woo Illustrated by: Katty Maurey For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: History, Games, Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning, Moving, New School, Own Voices. Summary:  It’s David’s first day at a brand new school and he’s feeling a little anxious about making…

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Becoming Brianna [released 5/5]

Written & Illustrated by: Terri Libenson  For ages: 8-12 years Language: English, some Hebrew.  Topics Covered: Jewish Culture, Judaism, Bat Mitzvah, Growing Up, Friendship, Anxiety, Bravery, Family, Single-Parent Families, Divorced Parents, Financial Strain, Own Voices.  Summary:  Brianna is about to have her bat mitzvah, and…

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Sunny

Written by: Jason Reynolds Cover Art by: Vanessa Brantley Newton For ages: YA Middle Grades (mention of maternal death) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Growing Up, Sports, Black Culture & Identity, Track & Field, Dance, Single Parenthood, Friendship, Homeschooling, Resilience, Own Voices.  Summary: This is the third…

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