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The Proudest Blue – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Proudest Blue, A Story of Hijab and Family Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali  Illustrator: Hatem Aly  Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2019 Ages: 4-7 Themes: hijabs, faith, sisters, bullying, Islam, social justice, rites de passage Opening: Mama hold out the … Continue reading

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Manhattan – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island Author & Illustrator: Jennifer Thermes  Publisher: Henry N. Abrams, 2019 Ages: 6+ Themes: geography, city planning, sociology, historiography, cartography, Manhattan, maps, urban growth, New Amsterdam 62 pages, nonfiction Opening: MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO, when the … Continue reading

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Maybe He Just Likes You – Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title: Maybe He Just Likes you Author: Barbara Dee  Publisher: Aladdin, October 1st 2019 Ages: 10-14 Themes: #MeTooK12, #MeToo, sexual harassment, bullying, middle grade, finding one’s voice, support, boundaries, consent, Thank you to the publisher for my review copy. Favorite Quote: I also understand that … Continue reading

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