Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!

English, Mandarin & Taiwanese 6-10 Chinese Culture Food School Friendship Self-Advocacy Family Maggie P. Chang summary Geraldine loves her lunchbox, and that’s a hard same from me too. This introductory graphic novel follows Geraldine Pu as she brings her beloved biandang filled with delicious food that her Amah lovingly packs for her. Unfortunately, a classmate…

A Small History of Disagreement

Written By: Claudio Fuentes Illustrated by: Gabriela Lyon For Ages: 7-11 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Voting, Public Discourse, School, Social-Emotional Learning, Cooperation, Chile, Mapuche People. Summary: One day as students are walking into school, they notice that there is a construction wall and a crane in the school yard. Confused and alarmed…

Amadou’s Zoo

Written & Illustrated by: Rebecca Walsh For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, School, Field Trips, Social-Emotional Learning, BIPOC Protagonists, Mindfulness. Summary: Amadou’s Zoo follows a class on a field trip, and the magical imagination of Amadou, a boy whose mind wanders to the most fantastical of places. For those of us that…

Our Favorite Day of the Year

Written by: A.E. Ali Illustrated by: Rahele Jomepour Bell For ages: 4-8 years Language:¬†English, some¬†Arabic, Hebrew, and Spanish. Topics Covered:¬†School, Friendship, Holidays, Judaism, LGBTQ Families, Islam, STEM, BIPOC Protagonists. Summary:  This story follows a young Black Muslim boy named Musa when he starts school, but doesn’t know anyone. Musa is assigned to a table with 3 other boys-…

I Am Brown

english 3 years and up BIPOC-centric narratives Self-Esteem Social-Emotional Learning Diversity Empowerment Own Voices javaka steptoe Written by: Ashok Banker Illustrated by: Sandhya Prabhat For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Diversity, Empowerment, Own Voices.  Summary:  Folx, this book is beautiful inside and out.  I Am Brown is a celebration of the…

The King of Kindergarten

Written by: Derrick Barnes Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: 4-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: School, Social-Emotional Learning, New Places, POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Kindness, Own Voices.  Summary: This book is the cutest!  It is adorable, upbeat, and makes a first day at school seem like no big deal.  Speaking about the daily routine at school in an embellished and royal…