Bella’s Recipe for Success

English & Spanish 4-8 years Latinx Families Perseverance Cooking Intergenerational Stories Hobbies Social-Emotional Learning Ana Siqueira & Geraldine Rodríguez summary Have I cried because a cake overflowed in my oven while baking? Sure have. And then I went to the grocery store at 11pm for more eggs so I could make it again. The point…

I Am Darn Tough

Written By: Licia Morelli Illustrated by: Maine Diaz For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Perseverance, Sports, Girls Outdoors, Running, Friendship, Self-Esteem. Summary: This book tells the story of a young girl running a race, dipping into her reserves of strength and resilience to finish when it gets to be almost unbearable. With sparse…

Imani’s Moon

Written by: JaNay Brown-Wood Illustrated by: Hazel Mitchell For ages: 6-9 years Language: English & Maa (Maasai) Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, African Culture & Traditions, Maasai People, Self-Esteem, Community, Bravery, Perseverance.   Summary: Imani is the smallest in her village, and gets teased relentlessly for it.  To make Imani feel better, her mother tells her stories.  One night in particular, Imani learns about…