The Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution

English 10 & Up Activism Social Movements Historical Figures Protest Art History De Nichols, Diana Dagadita, Molly Mendoza, Olivia Twist, & Diego Becas summary Ok, this book is the COOLEST. Art of Protest mixes together knowledge and empowerment as well as the mixed media illustrations delight the readers’ senses. A bit of history, a lot…

Together

English All (board book) Activism Global Community Collective Action Mona Damluji & Innosanto Nagara summary Y’all, remember when I did the cover reveal for this book?? Well, it’s finally out in the world tomorrow! You know I’m an Innosanto Nagara stan, and his art brings Mona Damluji’s words to life in the most beautiful and…

First Conversations About Race & Gender

English All Ages Race & Gender Stereotypes Racism Self-Expression Discussion ABAR Principles Self-Reflection Unlearning Race: Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli & Isabel Roxas Gender: Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli & Anne/Andy Passchier summary As a former classroom teacher whose strongest desire is to topple the Patriarchy with their bare hands, getting my mitts on the new release…

What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns

English 4 years & up Identity Pronouns Family Self-Advocacy Community Respect Gender Identity Katherine Locke & Anne Passchier summary: This book is sheer perfection. What Are Your Words? is the perfect book for classrooms to teach about how to ask someone else’s pronouns, and it’s a beautiful guide to help those who have shifting pronouns…

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

English 12+ LGBTQIA+ Community History Historical Figures Queer Lived Experiences Protest Activism Advocacy Jamie Lawson & Eve Lloyd Knight summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I went all out and made a mountain of frosting (I’m always convinced I’m going to run out) and it culminated in what I described to those I shared it with…

Serena Says

Written By: Lanita S. Davis Cover Art by: Frank Morrison For Ages: MG & Up Language: English, some Tagalog. Topics Covered: Friendship, Confidence, Chronic Illness, Kidney Transplant, Blogging, Self-Esteem. Summary: Serena is an amazing blogger destined for fame…in her mind, anyway. In reality, Serena practices vlogging in her room trying to work up the courage…

Be Amazing: A History of Pride [released 7/21]

Written By: Desmond is Amazing Illustrated by: Dylan Glynn For Ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Own Voices, Historical Figures, Trans History, Acceptance, Self-Esteem. Summary: Ya’ll. This. Book. I have been SO excited for this book to be release and it’s almost here!! Many of you are probably familiar with Desmond…

A Girl Like You

Written By: Frank Murphy & Carla Murphy Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Kindness, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Growing Up, Friendship, Acceptance. Summary: Wow, where to start describing this book. It is beautiful, emotional, and powerful. Like it’s predecessor A Boy Like You it takes a turn for the unexpected…

The Proudest Blue

Written by:¬†Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali Illustrated by:¬†Hatem Aly For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Muslim¬†Identity, Islamophobia, Family, Growing Up, Siblings, Own Voices, Lived Experiences, POC-Centric Narratives, Resilience,¬†Strength.¬† Summary:¬†The Proudest Blue¬†is a story about Asiya’s first day hijab, which she has chosen because it’s the color of the sky. ¬†Faizah, Asiya’s younger sister, is our narrator…

You Matter

¬†Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Christian Robinson Topics Covered:¬†Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Inclusion, Humor, Nature For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English Summary: I can’t imagine sharing a more beautiful or timely book than this one today. You Matter is a beautiful book that speaks directly to the listener’s heart. Addressing the reader in a humorous way, Christian Robinson manages to inspire…