A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

English & some Spanish YA Ex-Pat Life Cuban-American Culture & Identity Own Voices Baking Fitting In Relationships Laura Taylor Namey summary Lila has just graduated high school, but things aren’t exactly going how she envisioned them. Instead, Lila has found herself broken up with, her Abuela passed away, and her best friend ditched her unexpectedly….

Immigrant Innovators: 30 Entrepreneurs Who Made a Difference

Written By: Samantha Chagollan Illustrated by: Calef Brown For Ages: MG & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Business, Immigration, Ingenuity. Summary: This book details entrepreneurs that emigrated to the United States from all over the globe. Although this book is primarily about capitalism and large multimillion dollar businesses like Chobani, PayPal, and even Instagram, it…

A Black Woman Did That

Written By: Malaika Adero Illustrated by: Chant√© Timothy For Ages: YA (Middle grades and up) Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture & Identity, Historical Figures, Growing Up, Women in Leadership, Feminism, Racism. Summary: Before I get into heaping praise on this book, let me make clear that this book is about women but it’s for…

Good Morning, Farmer Carmen! [Katie Woo’s Neighborhood]

Written by:¬†Fran Manushkin Illustrated by:¬†Laura Zarrin For ages:¬†5-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†POC-Centric Narratives, Farming, Farmer’s Markets, Teamwork, Friendship.¬† Summary:¬† Do you know how refreshing it is to see a farmer in a book that isn’t a white man? I am truly excited about it. In this beginner chapter book, Katie gets to spend the night…

Rickshaw Girl

Written by: Mitali Perkins Illustrated by: Jamie Hogan For ages: YA Book, easy read. Language: English, some Bangla. Glossary included in back. Topics Covered: Feminism, Bangladeshi Culture & Traditions, POC-Centric Narratives, Own Voices, Women in Business. Summary: This is a quick read about a girl named Naima, who paints the best alpanas in the village.  But, she dreams of more.  Naima…