Indigenous Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2022

Indigenous Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2022

Right to Read: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of books serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on the right to education and right to read.  ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom compiles a list Read more...

Posted by on September 2, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Children & Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Starfish by Lisa Fipps tells the story of 11 year old Ellie who is carrying the weight of being fat shamed at school and at home. She spends her life Read more...

Posted by on May 26, 2022

Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger

All Pamela Isley wants to do is save the environment. So much so, that she’s willing to kill for it. With the stress of school, a blooming relationship with her Read more...

Posted by on May 5, 2022

New From Here by Kelly Yang

Drawn from the author’s own experiences, this is a moving story that explores the stress that a pandemic can put on an Asian-American family.

Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice.

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black voices, characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of Black history and experiences, as well as highlight authors and stories from a variety of genres. Whose Toes are Those? By Jabari Asim A vibrant, playful verse that celebrates a beautiful brown baby’s adorable little toes, for Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

Its tough feeling ordinary, especially when your friends are all out having epic summer adventures. From bungee jumps to volcano hikes, AJ can’t help but feel that his summer spent Read more...

Posted by on October 29, 2021

Worker Rights: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around worker’s rights and the labor movement both here in the United States and around the world.

Posted by on October 2, 2021

Monarch Festival: A Reading List for Children and Families

Learn more about the Monarch Butterfly, it’s amazing life cycle, and the insect’s migration from the United States to South America with our informational books – or share a story Read more...

Posted by on September 13, 2021

Advocacy & Activists: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around advocacy, activism and allyship in relation to social justice issues. Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen This informational picture Read more...

Posted by on August 6, 2021

Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon is in love, there is one small catch, he doesn’t know who he is in love with. Simon met Blue on their school’s Tumblr, and soon the two start Read more...

Posted by on July 22, 2021

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