Tag: literacy

The ABC’S of Black History

Written & Illustrated by:  Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Activism Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers Rhyming & Literacy Black Joy   Summary:  As soon as I saw this book, I had an inkling… Continue Reading “The ABC’S of Black History”

Reading Beauty

Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Literacy, Fairy Tale, Problem-Solving, Feminist, Independent Thought, Kindness, Family, Love, Pets, Space, Rhyming.  Summary: This is the next book from the pair that brought you Interstellar Cinderella, which we loved very much!  Both of… Continue Reading “Reading Beauty”

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

Written by: Nadia L. Hohn Illustrated by: Eugenie Fernandes For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English & Jamaican/Caribbean Patois  Topics Covered: Historical Figure, POC-Centric Narratives, Poetry, Global Community, Trailblazer, Black Culture & Identity, Jamaica, Language, Literacy.  Summary: Louise is a young girl living in Kingston, Jamaica.  She loves words and writing poetry, but… Continue Reading “A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice”

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Written by: Traci Sorell Illustrated by: Frané Lessac For ages: 3-7 years Language: Cherokee, Romanized Cherokee, English.  Topics Covered: Own Voices, Indigenous Voices, Cherokee Nation, Culture & Traditions, Love, Appreciation, Kindness, Family, Nature, Vocabulary, Literacy.  Summary: For our next trait we’re taking with us into 2020: Gratefulness and Appreciation!  We honor… Continue Reading “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga”

Inclusion Alphabet

Written & Illustrated by: Kathryn Jenkins For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Literacy, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Disability, Friendship, Vocabulary, Family, Love, Global Community, Social-Emotional Learning & Development. Summary: For our second skill to take into 2020 we’ve chosen Inclusion! Our planet is a wonderful, weird, diverse place.… Continue Reading “Inclusion Alphabet”

Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

Written by: Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez For ages: 8-12 years old, or a confident reading level. Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Fiction, Historic Figures, Literacy, Trailblazers, Afro-Puerto Rican Figures, Professional Life, Schomburg Library.  Summary: This book was sent to us by Candlewick Press, but all opinions… Continue Reading “Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library”

Arctic Animals

Written & Illustrated by: Inhabit Media Inc., which is part of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. For Ages: Board book, infant and up. Language: Inuksiutiit & English, also contains Inuksiutiit pronunciation in Roman alphabet. Topics Covered: First Nations, Indigenous Voices, Literacy, Bilingualism, Numeracy, Culture & Traditions, Own Voices. Summary: Like… Continue Reading “Arctic Animals”

Inuit Tools

Written & Illustrated by: Inhabit Media Inc. which is part of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association For Ages: board book, infant and up. Language: Inuksiutiit & English, also contains Inuksiutiit pronunciation in Roman alphabet. Topics Covered: First Nations, Indigenous Voices, Literacy, Bilingualism, Numeracy, Culture & Traditions, Own Voices. Summary: This is… Continue Reading “Inuit Tools”

My First Book of Japanese Words

Written by: Michelle Haney Brown Illustrated by: Aya Padrón For ages: 4 years and up Language: English & Japanese Topics Covered: Bilingualism, Japanese Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Global Community. Summary: This alphabetical rhyming book provides multiple languages and a short poem on each page, and is jam packed with information… Continue Reading “My First Book of Japanese Words”

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Written by: Anika Aldamuy Denise Illustrated by: Paola Escobar For ages:  4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Travel, Emigration, Puerto Rican Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Community, Trailblazer, Multilingualism, Latinx Authors. Summary: The story opens in 1920’s Puerto Rico.  Pura leaves with her aunt to visit New York… Continue Reading “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré”

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