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Tutus Aren’t My Style

Written by: Linda Skeers Illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Tomboys, Exploration, Open-Mindedness, Family, Love, Acceptance. Summary: This book is super cute!  The main character Emma loves playing in the mud, lizards, and climbing trees.  One day, she gets a…

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Keep Climbing, Girls

Written by: Beah E. Richards (Introduction by LisaGay Hamilton) Illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Expression, Acceptance, Self-Acceptance, Independence. Summary: This is a poem about girl power!  The main character is determined to prove her…

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Not Quite Snow White

Written by: Ashley Franklin Illustrated by: Ebony Glenn For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Acceptance, Racism, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Development, Family, Love, Friendship, Perseverance, Theatre, Own Voices. Summary:  Tameika was born to perform.  She sings, dances, and taps everywhere she goes.  With a…

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Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution.

Written by: Rob Sanders Illustrated by: Jamey Christoph For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Activism, Community, Historical Events, Acceptance, Historical Figures.  Summary: This book was written in a fascinating way.  The narrator is the Stonewall Inn itself!  Sanders expertly weaves together the…

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Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day

Written by: Tameka Fryer Brown Illustrated by: Charlotte Riley-Webb  For ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Poetry. Summary: This is a bright, fun, lyrical adventure through a close-knit neighborhood during the celebration of Neighbors’ Day (which could be described as a…

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More-igami

Written by: Dori Kleber Illustrated by: G. Brian Karas For ages: 4-9 years Language:  English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Culture & Traditions, Social-Emotional Development, Self-Expression. Summary: Joey loves things that fold.  He is enamored by maps and accordions, and sleeps in a foldout bed.  When Joey…

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Lily Brown’s Paintings

Written by: Angela Johnson  Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Art, Artist, Self-Expression, Independent Thought. Summary: This sweet and whimsical book is all about Lily Brown and how she paints.  When painting, Lily is captivated and…

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Introducing: Annahita and her Hot Air Balloon Adventures!

Happy Saturday folx!  After a few waterlogged days here in New England, we were graced with a sunny afternoon.  Naturally, we spent it inside doing boring but necessary things like cleaning, laundry, and of course working on the website!  Now…

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Our Rainbow

Written by: Partnership between GLAAD & little bee books, additional appreciation to Tierney (creators of the Philly Pride Flag) Illustrated by: C.G. Esperanza (Opening), Mohammed Fayaz (Black/Brown), Love is Wise (Red), Beena Mistry (Orange), Dylan Glynn (Yellow), Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Green), J Yang…

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Who I Am Inside:Exploring Trans-Feminine Heroes Through Multimedia Art

Happiest of Pride months to everyone!  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Corrie decided to share a lesson plan that she made and presented last year at the Gender Spectrum Conference in Moraga, California. It is…

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