The Magic in Changing Your Stars

English MG Family Black Culture & Identity Harlem Renaissance Fantasy Time Travel Tap Dancing Leah Henderson Summary: This book is really clever, and I love the idea of time travel that other people remember. Ailey is a talented dancer, but he has an utterly crushing tryout for The Wiz. When Ailey talks with his Grampa…

On These Magic Shores

Written By: Yamile Saied Méndez Cover Art by: Sarah Coleman For Ages: MG & YA Language: English, some Spanish. Topics Covered: Immigration, Missing Persons, Family, Siblings, Magic, Fairies, Argentinian Culture & Traditions, Sickness, Theatre, Own Voices. Summary: Minerva is the oldest of 3 girls, and her younger sisters Dakota “Kota” and Avalon “Avi” are her…

The Art of Drag

Written & Illustrated by: A big beautiful crew is responsible for this amazing book! See the photos down below of the creators and artists who brought this historical text to life. For Ages: YA Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ History, Drag, Performance, Theatre, History, Global Community, Historical Figures, Acceptance, Self-Expression, Oppression, Activism. Summary: I’ve been…

My Undead Life: Really Rotten Drama

Written by: Emma T. Graves Illustrated by: Ellie O’Shea (Binny Boo) For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Zombies, Growing Up, Family, Friendship.  Summary:  I really enjoyed this book!  It’s the second in the series, but there was a quick recap of the first book at the beginning. What really drew me into this book was a…

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 fantastic imagination, she breathes life into a myriad of characters such as a space cowgirl…