Category Archives: diversity

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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Sparkle Boy – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Sparkle Boy Author: Lesléa Newman Illustrator: Maria Mola Publisher: Lee and Low, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: brothers and sisters, self expression, lgbtqia+, bullying, diversity Genre: fiction 4o pages Opening: Jessie adored all things glittery, shimmery and sparkly. “Look at my shimmery … 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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