My Day With the Panye

English & Haitian 4-8 years Family Haitian Culture & Identity Social-Emotional Learning Tami Charles & Sara Palacios summary Fallon wants nothing more than to help her family and carry the heavy panye on her head home from the market. When she gets the chance to go with her Manman (mother) to pick up some vegetables,…

Day 12: Featuring Fabulous Illustrators!

Day 12, and it’s all about illustrators today!  We had a pretty tough time narrowing it down, because every artist has their own unique style and artistic twist, which makes it so difficult to choose favorites!  Without further ado, here are our favorite book illustrations: Vashti Harrison Part author – Illustrator – filmmaker Vashti Harrison is…

The Flying Girl

Written by: Margarita Engle Illustrated by: Sara Palacios For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Historical Figures, Trailblazer. Summary: This simple rhyming book tells the tale of how a teenage girl became the first woman to fly an airship. Aída became fascinated with flight when she saw an airship fly over her town, and began taking lessons…