Tag: trailblazers

The ABC’S of Black History

Written & Illustrated by:  Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Activism Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers Rhyming & Literacy Black Joy   Summary:  As soon as I saw this book, I had an inkling… Continue Reading “The ABC’S of Black History”

Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists

A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! [released 7/28]

Black Music Greats: 40 inspiring icons

Written by: Olivier Cachin Illustrated by: Jérôme Masi For ages: Middle Grades, ages 8 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture & Identity, Music, History, American History, Trailblazers, Women in Music, Non-Fiction.  Summary:  This is a beautiful and amazing book that takes the reader on a winding journey of… Continue Reading “Black Music Greats: 40 inspiring icons”

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I went down a bit of a rabbit hole for the stunning book 28 Days, which celebrates iconic moments and contributions made by the Black community. I ended up finding a really cool article from the Smithsonian (which you can read here) about how enslaved chefs shaped American cuisine, one from First We Feast (link here), and one from the NYT (hopefully there’s no paywall and you can read it here). I eventually landed on making an apple cake in my trusty cast iron skillet.

The Girl Who Rode A Shark

Written by: Ailsa Ross Illustrated by: Amy Blackwell For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: History, Historical Figures, Adventure, Global Community, Feminism, Trailblazer.  Summary:  This is a really fascinating and fantastic book that travels both the globe and history.  When going through the pages, readers are… Continue Reading “The Girl Who Rode A Shark”

Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans [released 5/5]

Written by: Laurie Ann Thompson Illustrated by: Susanna Chapman For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Politics, Historical Figure, Biography, Women in Politics, Feminism, Activism, Education, Family, Trailblazers.  Summary:  Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans is a lovely overview of the life of Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator (our first one!).… Continue Reading “Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans [released 5/5]”

A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa

Written & Illustrated by: Andrea D’Aquino For ages: 5-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Artists, Historical Figure, Asian-American Experience, Trailblazers, Nature, Sculpture, Self-Expression.  Summary: This is a lovely book designed to introduce Ruth Asawa to younger children!  The artistic styling of the book is beautiful, a combination of collage and… Continue Reading “A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa”

Muslim Girls Rise

Written by: Saira Mir Illustrated by: Aaliya Jaleel For ages: 8-13 years Language: English Topics Covered: Muslim Women, Trailblazers, Historical Figures, Self-Empowerment, Feminism, Sports, Culture & Identity, Global Community, Own Voices.  Summary:  This book is a lovely book, almost anthology-like, of 18 Muslim girls (and women) that are changing… Continue Reading “Muslim Girls Rise”

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