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Little People, BIG DREAMS Maya Angelou

Written by: Lisbeth Kaiser Illustrated by: Leire Salaberria For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Activism, Historical Figures, Activism. Summary: This children’s book gives a brief overview of Maya Angelou’s life, as more of an introduction rather…

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Yayoi Kusama From Here to Infinity

Written by: Sarah Suzuki Illustrated by: Ellen Weinstein For ages: 4 & up Language: English Topics Covered: Women Artists, Japanese Experience, Self-Expression, POC-Centric Narratives Summary: Yayoi was born on the island on Honshu, in Japan.  Her family lived in the countryside and owned plant nurseries, but…

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Young, Gifted and Black

Written by: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins For Ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Courage, Community, Representation. Summary: This bright, colorful, and celebratory book enthusiastically describes the achievements of 52 black heroes.  The biographies…

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From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom

Collected by: Eric Walters Illustrated by: Various illustrators, see information below For Ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Culture, Community. Summary: This book is a collection of aphorisms from around Africa. Each page is beautifully illustrated by…

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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Written by: Susan Hood Illustrated by: 13 Extraordinary Women For Ages: 4-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Activism, STEM, Diversity. Summary: This book is awesome. It profiles 14 women and young girls that changed the…

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Written & Illustrated by: Vashti Harrison For Ages: 8-11 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-centric narratives, activism, historical figures, self-acceptance. Summary: This book covers so many strong women throughout history, 40 to be exact! Starting with Phillis Wheatley and ending with…

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Written by: Derrick Barnes Illustrated by: Gordon C. James For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Esteem, Community, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary:  This lyrical book’s narrator is a young boy at the barber shop, describing the experience.  He LOVES the…

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Princess Princess Ever After

Written & Illustrated by: Katie O’Neill For Ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT, Strong Women, POC-Centric Narratives. Summary: In this graphic novel, princess Amira comes upon princess Sadie locked in a tower.  Amira rescues Sadie, and the chemistry…

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Jabari Jumps

Written and Illustrated by: Gaia Cornwall For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: New Experiences, Courage, POC-Centric Narrative, African-American Family Summary: Jabari has decided he’s ready to take that big leap-off the diving board!  When Jabari arrives at the local pool with his dad and…

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