Category Archives: Diverse Children’s Books

We Shall Overcome – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: We Shall Overcome Author: Debbie Levy Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Jump at The Sun Books, 2013 Ages: 4-8 Themes: song, equality, African Americans, slavery, freedom   Opening: I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right some day. … Continue reading

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Hello Goodbye Dog – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Hello Goodbye Dog Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Patrice Barton  Publisher: Roaring Book Press, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: therapy dogs, friendship with pets     Opening: “Hello Moose!” said Zara. There was nothing Moose loved more than hello. Synopsis: For Zara s dog, Moose, … Continue reading

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Ramona Blue – Book Recommendation

Title: Ramona Blue Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 2017 Themes: love, genderqueer, fluid sexuality, bisexualism, lesbianism, family, responsibility, labeling, poverty, swimming Age: 13+   Opening: This is a memory I want to keep forever: Grace standing at the stove of her parents’ … Continue reading

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