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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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Extraordinary Birds — Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title:  Extraordinary Birds Author: Sandy Stark-McGinnis Publisher: Bloomsbury, April 30th, 2019 Ages: 8-12 Themes: birds, belonging, family, friendship, scars,foster homes, trauma, abandonment, hope, transgender Opening: At the third tier of branches, my heart starts to beat fast. Birds need a fast heartbeat. … 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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