jump at the sun: the true life tale of unstoppable storycatcher zora neale hurston

english 4-8 years historical figure writers self-empowerment Alicia D. Williams & Jacqueline Alc√°ntara summary: This gorgeous book goes into detail about the life of writer Zora Neale Hurston, who bounded from adventure to adventure and found notoriety in writing along the way. I love the way the illustrations convey movement and joy, always showing Zora…

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

Written by: Bethany Hegedus, forward by Colin Johnson Illustrated by: Tonya Engel For ages: 7-10 years  Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Writer, Activism, Activist. Summary: This is an incredible and lyrical retelling of Maya Angelou’s life, I was hooked instantly upon opening the book.  The poetic words take the reader through the life of Maya from a young…

Introducing: Annahita and her Hot Air Balloon Adventures!

Happy Saturday folx! ¬†After a few waterlogged days here in New England, we were graced with a sunny afternoon. ¬†Naturally, we spent it inside doing boring but necessary things like cleaning, laundry, and of course working on the website! ¬†Now it’s time to go outside and look for important favorites of ours like pretty rocks…

spring after spring; how rachel carson inspired the environmental movement

more books about environmental activism English 4-8 years Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Bravery Courage Stephanie Roth Sisson rachel is a little girl who LOVES nature. ¬†she loves walking through the woods and listening to all of the sounds that animals create around her. ¬† Summary:  Birds, frogs, bats, and bugs!…