International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

Today (and every day) we mourn, commemorate, and decry antisemitism. “The day of remembrance is held each year to honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis, as well as remembering those who died in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year, the UN’s…

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…

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by: Paula Young Shelton Illustrated by: Raul Col√≥n For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Black Culture & Identity, Activism, Protest, Historical Figures, Non-Fiction, Community, Family. Summary:  When Paula was 4 years old, her family moved from New York back down South to organize and protest during the Civil Rights/Modern Black Freedom Struggle of…

Make Trouble (Young Readers Edition)

Written by:¬†Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson Cover Art by:¬†Eugenia Mello For ages:¬†Young Adults Language:¬†English¬† Topics Covered:¬†Trailblazer, Politics, Women in Politics, Activism, Feminism, Bodily¬†Autonomy, Memoir/Biography, Political Activism, Family, Planned Parenthood,¬†Inspiration, Growing Up, Community Involvement.¬† Summary:¬†For our first skill to take into the new year we’ve chosen: Activism! This is what we want to embody most throughout…