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.
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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.
Inspired by the real-life stories of author Bao Phi and illustrator Thi Bui, this beautifully crafted picture book tells the story of a simple event in the life of an immigrant family. Phi’s poetic tale invites the reader to join the boy and his father on a fishing trip. This semi-a
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.
Every year a group of students from Mrs. Randall’s class gets to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This year, the lucky students will be those who write the best letter pleading their case.
Through poetic words and beautiful illustrations, a young Asian girl celebrates what makes her unique. This book is a gentle story about self-love and the power of family in shaping our identity. Reading this story together provides an opportunity to listen generously and celebrate each person's unique beauty and gifts.
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.