Category Archives: nonfiction

In Search of Safety – Book Recommendation

Title: In Search of Safety, Voices of Refugees Author and Photographer: Susan Kuklin  Publisher: Candlewick Press, May 2020 Ages: 13+ Themes: war, refugees, re-settlement, USA, slavery, violence, Nebraska Opening: Fraidoon: “From 1984, when I was born, until July 16, 2017, when I … Continue reading

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Rainbow A First Book of Pride – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Rainbow, A First Book of Pride Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Anne Passchier  Publisher: Magination Press, 2019 Ages: pre-school Genre: Nonfiction Themes: rainbow, color meanings, pride, lgbtqia+ community Opening: “Rainbows.”“Every color means something.“ Synopsis: This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an … Continue reading

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YA Book Recommendation – The 57 Bus

Title: the 57 bus, a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives Author: Dashka Slater  Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2017 Ages: 12-18 Themes: crime, burning, race, justice, gender, morality, identity, class, hate crime, white privilege, aspergers, lgbtqia+, agender, nonbinary, … Continue reading

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