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Q&A with the Alphabet Rockers

Happy Tuesday!  We typically would wait until Saturday to do Q&A’s but during our Week of Music anything can happen!  Can you tell just how exciting our lives are? Anyways, jokes about our thrilling lives aside, we are more than…

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Orchestra

Written by: Avalon Nuovo Illustrated by: David Doran For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Music, Orchestra, Instruments, Historic Figures, History, STEAM. Summary: This book was sent to us by Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our own!  We have seen…

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The Week of Music!

Hi everyone!  We got the amazing chance through several publishers to review books and music for The Tiny Activist!  We are feeling incredibly lucky to be in this position, and decided to do something special. Over the course of November…

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Sound Off Saturday- Featuring: Tyler Vile!

Happy Saturday! There’s a heat wave hitting us here in New England, so unless we venture to go swimming in the river later (which is also one of our favorite places to watch the sunset with a cold drink!) we…

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Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: James E. Ransome For ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Enslavement, Music, POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Historic Events, Musician, Activism, Abolition, Racism, Trailblazer.   Summary: This is an interesting and historic tale of a gifted musician, which begins on a…

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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Written by: Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by: Elizabeth Zunon For ages: Elementary students and older Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Racism, Jim Crow, Segregation, Entertainment Industry, Historical Figures, Civil Rights, Modern Black Freedom Struggle. Summary: This book spans the life of Lena Horne, legendary vocalist…

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Green is a Chili Pepper: A Book of Colors

Written by: Roseanne Greenfield Thong Illustrated by: John Parra For Ages: Ages 3 to 5 Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Culture & Traditions, Latinx Culture, Community, Family, Love, Self-Expression. Summary: Green is a Chile Pepper is a joyful celebration of the…

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Introducing: Rad Girl Revolution

TTA: Introduce yourself! RGB: Hi there! We are Sharita Manickam and Jen Bruno. Sharita is the author and Jen is the photo illustrator for the empowering new children’s book, RAD Girl Revolution. We both reside in Forest Hills (Queens) NY….

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Written by: Chieri Uegaki Illustrated by: Qin Leng For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, slight Japanese. Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Family, Music, Asian Families. Summary: Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin for the school talent show, despite only having been to three lessons.  Her…

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