What Stars Are Made Of

Written by: Sarah Allen  For ages: Middle Grades, 5th and up. Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Own Voices, Turner Syndrome, Neurodiversity (NLD), STEM, Women in STEM, Friendship, Social-Emotional Growth & Development. Summary:  Hot damn, I’m glad this book exists.  This middle grade novel follows 12 year old Libby over the course of a school year.  Libby has difficulty…

The Hero Next Door

Written by:¬†Each short story is written by someone different! ¬†Edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Covert Art by:¬†Michelle Cunningham For ages:¬†YA middle grades Language:¬†English. Some Spanish, some Arabic. Topics Covered:¬†Growing Up, Neurodiversity,¬†Domestic Violence, POC-Centric Narratives, Own Voices,¬†Sports, Supernatural, Adoption,¬†Friendship, Family, Love. Summary:¬†This book is awesome! ¬†Each story takes a unique viewpoint and has a hero in it,…

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. ¬†It becomes better when we include and advocate for everyone, especially…

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Written by:¬†Stacy McAnulty Cover Art by:¬†We can’t find this, if you know-let us know!! For ages:¬†YA Book-middle grades Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Middle School, Neurodivergence, OCD, Friendship, Fitting In, Self-Acceptance, STEM, Synesthesia, Social-Emotional Learning & Development.¬† Summary:¬†This book was great! ¬†Lucy Callahan got struck by lightning, and because of this gained extraordinary mathematical abilities, as well as…

Deadendia: The Broken Halo [released 10/17]

Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Steele For ages: YA middle & upper grades (2 vaguely implied sexual situations) Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Neurodivergent Characters, LGBTQ, Supernatural, Friendship, Graphic Novels, Adventure, Love, Family, Acceptance.  Summary: This graphic novel is the next installment in the series!  We were sent this book by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, (Nobrow in the…

Top 5 Books We Read in 2018

2018 was a rollercoaster of a year, with so many opportunities for growth and learning all over the place! We launched this site as a passion project, and we have been so lucky to connect with many people from all over the globe, sharing our mutual love of diverse literature! We have no idea what…

Rad American Women A-Z

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Musicians, Artists, Summary: This book goes through the alphabet, each letter representing a famous woman. Jovita Idar, Odetta Holmes, Carol Burnett, and Wilma Mankiller are some of the famous figures written about. Each page…

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Written and Illustrated by:: P√©n√©lope Bagieu For Ages: teens Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Activism. Summary: This book is a graphic novel compilation of stories about strong women and historical figures. It is definitely written for teens and above. Some stories include plot lines with DV, death, civil war, and…

yayoi kusama: from here to infinity

more books about artists English 4 years and up Women Artists Japanese Experience Self-Expression BIPOC-Centric Narratives Sarah Suzuki & Ellen Weinstein Summary:¬† Yayoi was born on the island on Honshu, in Japan. ¬†Her family lived in the countryside and owned plant nurseries, but Yayoi longed to be an artist. When she was 28, Yayoi bravely…

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

Written by: Julia Finley Mosca Illustrated by: Daniel Rieley For Ages: 5-10 years old Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Trailblazers, Neurodiversity, Women Scientists. Summary: This rhyming book tells the life story of Temple Grandin and her achievements. ¬†The lines of the book outline her unique sensory preferences, and the fact that she was…