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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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.
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.
This is the story of Fabiola Toussaint, a Haitian immigrant who moves with her aunt and cousins to Detroit, on the corner of American Street and Joy Road. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S.
Sherman Alexie is a well known author for teens and adults. He wrote this, his first picture book, in part because there isn't enough representation of indigenous people in picture books. In his loving family, Thunder Boy, Jr. struggles to find his own place and name.
In this book, author Minh Le and illustrator Dan Santat weave together a beautiful story about finding connections and celebrating differences. The story has roots in the childhood experiences of the author and illustrator with their own grandparents.
Stylistically illustrated, this book documents the first fight for racial integration of public schools in the United States. Follow Sylvia Mendez and her family as they relentlessly work for school desegregation in California in the 1940’s.
Little Dreamers makes a very meaningful connection for girls, young and old, who dream of their future and the impact they would like to make in our world. Everyone wants to do some great. We all dream about where we can "make a difference." The women featured in this book we
“In a society where being an African American and female meant being an outsider or sometimes invisible, these women dared to go after what they wanted, to demand what they deserved. Some of them were reluctant leaders, while others were not even aware of their bravery, but their legaci