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Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the Color Brown

Written by: Malathi Michelle Iyengar Illustrated by: Jamel Akib For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, POC-Centric Narratives, Poetry, Family, Community, Culture & Traditions. Summary: This book is a collection of poetry that celebrates the different tones and shades of brown…

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Ada Twist, Scientist

Written by: Andrea Beaty Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, STEM, Women in STEM, Family, Love, Acceptance, Social-Emotional Development.  Summary: In a flowing and lyrical story, we learn about Ada, who did not speak until she was 3 but…

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Introducing Fitz Between the Shelves

Happy Weekend! We have another Sound Off Sunday post this week, because of another conference!  Both of us had an incredibly busy but educational time with conferences on back to back weekends.  We love to continue to grow and learn,…

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Introducing Mrs Koby’s Book Club

Happy Saturday everyone!  At least here in New England, it’s beginning to feel like spring.  This week, we are thrilled to introduce Abbey, the driving force behind Mrs. Koby’s Book Club!  Corrie is a little extra excited, because for a…

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Yo Soy Muslim

Written by: Mark Gonzales Illustrated by: Mehrdokht Amini For ages: 3 years and up Language: English & Spanish, mention of speaking Arabic (but none in book). Topics Covered: Family, Religion,Muslim Identity, Culture & Traditions, Love, Community, Islamophobia, Social-Emotional Learning, Multicultural Families.  Summary: This is an incredibly…

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Introducing: Colours of Us

  Happy Saturday!  Today we are featuring Colours of Us, a beautiful website run by Svenja.  This website is a catch-all for insightful blog posts, multicultural books, toys, and clothing.  After you finish reading our interview with Svenja, hop on…

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Dinosaurs Divorce; A Guide for Changing Families

Written & Illustrated by: Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Love, Community, Divorce, Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: This book begins with a Contents page and list of ‘Divorce Words’ with definitions. The book covers lots…

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Introducing Line4Line

 Line 4 Line grew out of LSU’s Neighborhood Arts Project in Baton Rouge. It’s one of the outreach programs of LSU’s Museum of Art, as well as the Art Works Program, a program which focuses on bringing kids from low-performing schools…

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Introducing: Aminata Jalloh of Readers Inspired!

Hello everyone!  We hope you have been enjoying this series as much as we have, it’s been great to connect with others in the children’s literature community.  This week, Readers Inspired!  Aminata’s answers are so thoughtful, and we hope you…

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A Stone for Sascha

Written & Illustrated by: Aaron Becker For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Loss, Grief, Historical Fiction, Love, Pets. Summary: This book actually has no words, just pictures.  A family loses their dog, Sascha, just before going on vacation.  While on…

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