Empowering Identities: A Roundup

Written & Illustrated by:  Various, check out the individual posts below! For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Own Voices Bicultural Trans Experience LGBTQ Social-Emotional Learning   Books are wonderful things. They reflect our own experiences and provide portals into the experiences of others. I wanted to provide a short roundup of recent…

My Grandma and Me

Written by: Mina Javaherbin Illustrated by: Lindsey Yankey For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Islam, Culture & Traditions, Global Community, Muslim, Cross-Religion Friendships, Own Voices, Iran.  Summary: This is a lovely story about a young girl growing up in Iran and the strong relationship she has with her grandmother.  They are Muslim, and the young girl is the…

Yasmin- Chapter Books

Topics Covered: Own Voices, Pakistani Muslim Family, Friendship. Summary:  This 12 book series (we have 3) is all about Yasmin, a bright and kind young girl whose family is proud of their Pakistani heritage. The stories revolve are Yasmin, and are early chapter books. I love books like this because they’re essentially still picture books but…

American as Paneer Pie [released June 9th 2020]

Written by: Supriya Kelkar Cover Art by: Abigail Dela Cruz For ages: YA Middle Grades and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Racism, Indian Culture, Indian-American Families, Growing Up, Fitting In, Own Voices, Immigration. Summary:  11 year old Lekha just wants to fit into her Detroit suburb, to not be teased for being Desi and having a birthmark (right where bindis are…