Jorge is learning English. He wants to be like the other boys and girls in his class, while also being true to his Latinx culture. Jorge’s journey is very similar to a lot of children migrating to the United States.
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In this book, Julian imagines himself becomming a mermaid after he sees some women dressed up beautifully in mermaid costumes. When he gets home, he dresses up as a mermaid, and at first his Abuela seems angry at him.
Names carry weight.
Temple Grandin has a neuro diverse brain that works in very unique ways. Because she thinks in pictures and empathizes with animals, she is able to visualize elegant solutions to challenges.
In this book, Lubna arrives as a refugee in a tent city after escaping an unknown place in the Middle East with her father. She faces confusion and loneliness while missing her family. Lubna finds comfort in talking to a pebble until she meets another friend.
In this book, we learn the true story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pashtun Muslim girl living in Pakistan who was shot for daring to be a girl demanding an education. Malala survived and decided to speak up for human rights and the right to universal childhood education.
This book tells how artist Maya Lin formed the idea for her most famous artwork, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She thought carefully about the meaning of the work, the form, and how she wanted people to feel.
Parents, children, and educators will recognize how young people feel when they are pressured to meet milestones and be like other people. This simple story about dragons and knights helps us talk with children about the gifts of people who are differently abled.
Written in both Spanish and English, this book tells the story of Ixchel from Guatemala who wants to be part of the cultural arts tradition of Mayan weaving. Her mother says she is too young to learn and they cannot afford the threads for Ixchel to practice with.
Grace loves stories and has a gift for telling and acting them out. She wants the part of Peter Pan in the school play. Someone tells her she can't be Peter Pan because she's a girl. Someone else says she can't be Peter Pan because she is Black.