Author Archives: Joanna

Maddy – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Maddy Author: Gayle E. Pitman Contributor: Anne Paschier Illustrator: Violet Tobacco Publisher: Magination Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages.  Genre: nonfiction, Themes: parents, gender nonconforming, intersex, transgender, transitioning, lgbtqia+ Opening:Most Mommies are girls.Most daddies are boys.But lots of parents are. neither a boy nor … Continue reading

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Send a Girl – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Send a Girl, The True Story of How Women Joined FDNY Author: Jessica M. Rinker Illustrator: Meg Hunt Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, March 2021 Ages: 5-8 40 pages.  Genre: biography Themes: firefighters, women, girls, equality, sexism, discrimination, New York City, FNDY, Brenda Berkman, feminism … Continue reading

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The Leaf Detective – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Leaf Detective, How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest Author: Heather Lang Illustrator: Jana Christy Publisher: Calkins Creek, 2021 Ages: 4-8 40 pages.  Genre:  Themes: forest, tree canopies, science, leaves, rainforests, female scientists, breaking the glass ceiling, nature, science, STEM Opening:Meg … Continue reading

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