#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
Mixed Me!
Books
by Taye Diggs Feiwel and Friends, 2015. Grades K-3 Mike is a perfect blend of his two parents. Mike…
Lily and Dunkin
Books
by Donna Gephart Delacorte Press, 2016. 340 pgs Grades 5-9 Tim wakes up every morning knowing something that others can’t…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Engaging Others with Compassion and Acceptance
by Cassandra Scheffman Editor’s Note: One of the most challenging aspects of being a humane educator or activist is engaging…
The Family Book
Books
by Todd Parr Little, Brown & Co., 2003. Grades PreK-2 The Family Book is a simple picture book with colorful…
“The Wild Robot” Offers Compassion, Courage, and a New Kind of Family
by Lauren Allison The Wild Robot (276 pgs, grades 3-6) by award-winning author, Peter Brown, is the story of a…
The Wild Robot
Books
by Peter Brown Little, Brown & Co, 2016 276 pgs Grades 3-6 The Wild Robot by award-winning author, Peter Brown,…
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Books
by Michael Hall Greenwillow Books, 2015. Grades PreK-1 It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red.…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
by Ami Polonski Disney-Hyperion, 2014. 256 pgs Grades 5-9 Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and…
For Your Must-Read List: “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match”
by Lauren Allison Marisol McDonald doesn’t match, and for a very good reason: she doesn’t want to! Marisol’s mother’s…
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match
Books
by Monica Brown Children’s Book Press, 2011. Grades K-3 Marisol McDonald doesn’t match, and for a very good reason: she…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book George (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…