Tag: independence

The Secret of Black Rock

Written & Illustrated by: Joe Todd-Stanton For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Independence, Adventure, Love, Family, Natural World, Conservation, Environmental Activism. Summary: Erin and her mum live in a fishing village, where her mother owns her own fishing boat.  Erin longs to go with her… Continue Reading “The Secret of Black Rock”

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Written by: Sabina Khan Cover Art by: For ages: YA book Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Family, Marriage, Independence, Love, Acceptance, LGBTQ Violence, Homophobia, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions. Summary: I could NOT put this book down.  I was instantly hooked.  Warning: you will feel ALL the emotions during this… Continue Reading “The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali”

Keep Climbing, Girls

Written by: Beah E. Richards (Introduction by LisaGay Hamilton) Illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Expression, Acceptance, Self-Acceptance, Independence. Summary: This is a poem about girl power!  The main character is determined to prove her bravery and climb to… Continue Reading “Keep Climbing, Girls”

When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree

Written by: Jamie L. B. Deenihan Illustrated by: Lorraine Rocha For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Family, Love, Rhyming, Community, Independence, Etiquette. Summary: This book is SO cute!  The story begins with our main character making a birthday wish list filled with electronics.  What… Continue Reading “When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree”

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