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…

This Book is Feminist

English MG & Up Feminism Activism Self-Esteem Community Action Intersectionality Self-Reflection Jamia Wilson & Aur√©lia Durand summary If I told you that I‚Äôve been anxiously awaiting this book since I first saw the cover reveal, you would have no trouble believing me. I feel like I‚Äôve been dreaming of a book like this for years….

Mental Health & Body Positivity

English MG & Up Mental health Body positivity Self-esteem Reflection activities See each book Summary: Both of these books are wonderful! They work beautifully together, so I decided to do a double review and talk about the important of mental health, emotional wellbeing, self-esteem, and body positivity. Body Positive by Emily Lauren Dick is a…

You-Niquely You: An Interactive Journal

Written & Illustrated By: Terri Libenson For Ages: MG Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Growing Up, Self-Reflection, Social-Emotional Learning, Journaling. Summary: You fine folx might remember a few months ago I shared a graphic novel about a young Jewish girl with anxiety getting ready for her Bat Mitzvah. The book is part of a larger…

What I Like Most

Written By: Mary Murphy Illustrated by: Zhu Cheng-Liang For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Gratitude, Family, Memories. Summary: What I Like Most is an adorable book with a narrator trying to describe her favorite thing, but continues to make exceptions for other favorite objects. Apricot jam, the…

Antiracist Baby

Written By: Ibram X. Kendi Illustrated by: Ashley Lukashevsky For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Racism, Antiracism, Community Involvement, Self-Empowerment, Oppression, Social-Emotional Learning, Family. Summary: In this rhyming hardcover version of the board book, readers are introduced to 9 steps that anyone can take to begin their antiracist journey. The reader…

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Anastasia Higginbotham For ages:¬†8-12 years Language:¬†English¬† Topics Covered:¬†Whiteness, Social Justice, Activism, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Self-Reflection, Police Brutality,¬† Summary:¬† Not only is this book beautiful, but it is important. ¬†It fits perfectly in with the #sweetsandsocialjustice series that we’ve been posting lately! I made peanut butter chocolate squares, which appear on one of the pages….

Trending: How and Why Stuff gets Popular

Written by:¬†Kira Vermond Illustrated by:¬†Clayton Hanmer For ages:¬†Middle grades (8-12 years) Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Global Community, Trends, Sociology, History, Critical Thinking, Self-Reflection. Summary:¬† This is a really cool book that is part critical-thinking skill development, part comic book, and part history lesson. ¬†Explaining in 4 chapters, the reader will learn why and how trends come to…

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

Written by:¬†Tiffany Jewell Illustrated by:¬†Aur√©lia Durand For ages:¬†YA middle grades and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†BIPOC Narratives, Social Justice, Activism,¬†Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias, Education, Community Organizing, Self-Empowerment, Self-Reflection, Race Theory, Own Voices. Summary:¬† Alright so we might be a little late on this book coming out, but our lives are a bit wonky (just like everyone else’s!) and…