Two Haida-Centered Stories

English & Haida 4+ Haida Culture & Family Indigenous Voices First Nations Intergenerational Stories Memories Sara Florence Davidson, Robert Davidson, Janine Gibbons summary Today I have a pair of books for you by the same trio of creators, and they’re based on author artist Robert Davidson’s memories of learning Haida culture and traditions. Robert’s daughter…

Grandad’s Camper

English 4+ years LGBTQ+ Families Intergenerational Stories Grandparents Grief Traditions Memories Harry Woodgate summary Do you ever come across a book that you know will absolutely bring you to your knees, both with emotion and gratitude that it exists? Grandad’s Camper is that book for me. While I am extremely lucky to have older LGBTQ…

When Lola Visits

English & Tagalog 4-8 years Family Memories Social-Emotional Learning Sense Memories Michelle Sterling & Aaron Asis summary What does summer smell like to you? To me, it smells like campfires and old cabins. My favorite memories are from Camp Ledgewood, a Girl Scout camp that I attended as a child and then worked as a…

What I Like Most

Written By: Mary Murphy Illustrated by: Zhu Cheng-Liang For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Gratitude, Family, Memories. Summary: What I Like Most is an adorable book with a narrator trying to describe her favorite thing, but continues to make exceptions for other favorite objects. Apricot jam, the…

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…

A Story About Afiya

Written by: James Berry Illustrated by: Anna Cunha For ages: 3-8 years old  Language: English  Topics Covered: Imagination, Poetry, Memories, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity.  Summary:  A Story About Afiya tells of a joyful girl named Afiya and her magic dress, which picks up imprints of her daily experiences but clears itself overnight.  As Afiya spins through fields of…