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Young, Gifted and Black

Written by: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins For Ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Courage, Community, Representation. Summary: This bright, colorful, and celebratory book enthusiastically describes the achievements of 52 black heroes.  The biographies…

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When We Were Alone

Written by: David A. Robertson Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and up Language: English and Cree Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Residential Schools, First Nations, Summary: This tender board book explores the history of residential schooling that was inflicted…

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Little Feminist Board Book Series

Written by: Galison and Emily Kleinman Illustrated by: Lydia Ortiz For Ages: Infant-5 years Language: English Topics Covered: Artists, Trailblazers, Leaders, Activists, Women in STEM. Summary: These books are a simple way to introduce very young children to famous women…

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Written by: Jess Keating Illustrated by: Marta Alvarez Miguens For Ages: 4-8 Language: English Topics Covered: Trailblazing, Science, Women in STEM, Asian-American Women, Courage, Self-Confidence. Summary: Eugenie was a young girl that loved sharks more than anything.  She loved diving…

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

Written by: Julia Finley Mosca Illustrated by: Daniel Rieley For Ages: 5-10 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Trailblazers, Neurodiversity, Women Scientists. Summary: This rhyming book tells the life story of Temple Grandin and her achievements.  The…

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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Written by: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Steven Salerno For Ages: 5-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Activism, LGBT, Community, Acceptance. Summary: This book is an incredibly positive historical look at the gay rights movement of the seventies, centered…

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Written & Illustrated by: Vashti Harrison For Ages: 8-11 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-centric narratives, activism, historical figures, self-acceptance. Summary: This book covers so many strong women throughout history, 40 to be exact! Starting with Phillis Wheatley and ending with…

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