The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…
19 Lists of Children’s Picture Books for Your Humane Education Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Children’s books are a terrific tool for sharing positive values, teaching students (in age-appropriate ways) about global…
16 Children’s Picture Books About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw As war, climate change, persecution, and hunger challenges escalate, the number of refugees worldwide, and the challenges…
15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2017
by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities…
12 Children’s Picture Books About Families With Gay Parents
by Marsha Rakestraw In November 2017 California announced that it is adopting “LGBT-inclusive” history textbooks for grades K-8. It is…
Friday Feature: 4 Resources About Forests and Deforestation
by Marsha Rakestraw Here in Oregon, where I live, we’re still mourning the loss of tens of thousands of acres…
#FridayFeature: 4 Chapter Books for Kids About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the UN Refugee Agency’s new Global Trends study, more than 65 million women, children, and…
#FridayFeature: 7 Children’s Books Featuring Elephants
by Marsha Rakestraw Elephants are amazing beings. They’re extremely intelligent and social. They have matriarchal culture and grieve their dead.…
#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…
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Books
by Chelsea Clinton Philomel Books, 2017. Grades PreK-2. “She persisted” has become a mantra for many since the 2016 US…
The Journey
Books
by Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books, 2016 Grades 1-4 The Journey is the story of a family’s journey to flee…
Mixed Me!
Books
by Taye Diggs Feiwel and Friends, 2015. Grades K-3 Mike is a perfect blend of his two parents. Mike…