Monthly Archives: March 2015

If You Plant a Seed

With very few words and gorgeous paintings, Kadir Nelson tells a beautiful story of sharing and bounty. A bunny and a mouse plant a small garden, and are all set to eat the produce when the birds show up. A … Continue reading

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Little Roja Riding Hood

We needed a modernized version of the classic fairy tale, and Little Roja Riding Hood is a funny, bilingual take. Even non-Spanish speakers will love the text, because all of the Spanish words are worked expertly into the rhyming text (a bonus … Continue reading

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Separate Is Never Equal

I knew about Brown v. Board of Education, but I did not know about Mendez v. Westminster. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh is a gorgeously illustrated non-fiction picture book about a girl’s experience … Continue reading


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Open Mic

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, edited by Mitali Perkins, includes stories by Mitali Perkins, Gene Luen Yang, Francisco X. Stork and more. Each of the ten stories for teens explore race and culture–all with humour. … Continue reading

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My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems tells a child’s story of Chinatown in New York, and missing his Hong Kong home. Each spread shows one poem and one illustration, both by Kam Mak. The journey this child makes begins in winter, … Continue reading

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