Mass Incarceration: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of incarceration and the impact of mass incarceration on individuals, families, and communities.

Immigrant and Refugee Experiences: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, and encourage a dialogue on topics of immigration and displacement, as well as spotlight immigrant and refugee experiences from a variety of places, Read more...

Posted by on August 2, 2020

What’s Cooking? A Cookbook List for Kids

Check out these staff-tested cookbooks for kids, and find inspiration to create something wonderful in the kitchen!

Posted by on July 20, 2020

Own Voices: A Reading List for Grade School

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...

Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Reading List for Children & Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of racial justice, especially centering Black lives, voices, and communities.

The One and Only Ivan

“With enough time, you can get used to almost anything.” This book is a fictional story based on Ivan the Silverback, who lived out the end of his life in Read more...

Posted by on April 13, 2020

City of Ghosts

Cassidy is a 12 year old girl who, after a near death experience, is able to walk the thin line between the living and the dead. Her best friend and Read more...

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein

Bailey captures Mary’s unique spirit as she answers the question, “How does a story begin?” The gothic-style illustrations that Sardà creates sets a wonderful tone for the story, without appearing Read more...

Posted by on September 5, 2019

Song for a Whale

Twelve-year-old Iris understands the loneliness and frustration that come from the inability to communicate. Not only is she the only deaf child in her school, but her own father is Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2019

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

For over a century, immigrants and refugees from around the world have made important contributions to the United States in areas such as politics, sports, entertainment, art, and science. From Read more...

Posted by on February 7, 2019

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Throughout history, black women – from virtual unknowns to luminaries – have been leading the way in medicine, law, the arts, sports and more, but they have not always been Read more...

Posted by on January 19, 2019

Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover

Mac B. may be a kid, but he’s also the Queen of England’s newest secret agent. This wacky, almost-autobiographical adventure follows young, international best-selling author Mac Barnett on his search Read more...

Posted by on November 25, 2018

The Cardboard Kingdom

The Cardboard Kingdom shows that every kid not only belongs in an adventure, but also deserves to have a hand in creating it.

Posted by on October 5, 2018

Coco

In this riveting, comedic and touching Hispanic rooted story, the main character, Miguel, becomes trapped in the land of the dead during the Day of the Dead, or Día de Read more...

Posted by on September 18, 2018

Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape

Ben spends a lot of time in other people’s dreams. Literally. When Ben falls asleep, he gains the ability to “jump” into people’s heads, navigating the dream world and more-than-occasionally Read more...

Posted by on June 20, 2018

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