BB&N Building Diverse Bookshelves

BB&N’s “Building Diverse Bookshelves” is a campaign to add 100 donated books each year to the Lower School libraries and classrooms.  Our aim is to reflect and honor the lives of all young people through books.  The books, which have been selected by teachers and librarians, are compelling works of children's literature that feature diverse characters, and help start and strengthen family conversations about diversity and inclusion across all areas of difference. By purchasing these books for BB&N through Belmont Books, you are also helping our local economy and supporting a local indepent business.

When you order a book online to donate to BB&N, please select the delivery option "Pick-Up in Store." Then pay online using your credit card or PayPal, and leave an order comment noting that this is a donation for BB&N's Building Diverse Bookshelves Campaign. Please place a separate order for personal purchases.

Courageous Princess, the Volume 1 Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms (3rd Edition) Cover Image
By Rod Espinosa, Rod Espinosa (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781616557225
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Published: Dark Horse Books - March 24th, 2015

Once upon a time, a greedy dragon kidnapped a beloved princess . . . But if you think she just waited around for some charming prince to rescue her, then you're in for a surprise


Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781554537228
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Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2012

In this fictionalized story about a real humanitarian problem facing many countries in the developing world today, readers meet Mimi, an ordinary girl from an ordinary family in Africa. When her younger sister, Nakkissi, gets very sick after drinking unsterilized water from the stream, Mimi learns firsthand how quickly things can go terribly wrong.


Selvakumar Knew Better Cover Image
By Virginia Kroll, Xiaojun Li (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781885008367
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Published: Shens Books - February 1st, 2009

Tsunami Run The bright December morning dawned like any other. The Ramakrishnan family went about their daily business, but their scruffy yellow dog, Selvakumar, felt something in the air. When a low rumbling noise began to fill the village, Papa climbed on the roof to see what was happening. What he saw was a wall of water rushing toward the shore.


Malala's Magic Pencil Cover Image
By Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316319577
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood.


A Different Pond Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis.


Booked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544570986
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 5th, 2016

National Book Award Long List
New York Times Bestseller


Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/
can't nobody cop you...


Going to Mecca Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781847804907
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks - June 10th, 2014

"Come with the pilgrims as they set out on a journey, a journey of patience to the city of Mecca." We are led on the journey of a lifetime to the city of Mecca - the pilgrimage known to Muslims as the Hajj. The pilgrims walk with heads bare and feet in sandals; they call to Allah; they kiss or point to the Black Stone, as the Prophet did.


Bringing ASHA Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620142257
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Published: Lee & Low Books - April 1st, 2015

It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish will come true. His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is coming all the way from India, where Arun's dad was born.


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The Tea Dragon Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620104415
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Published: Oni Press - October 31st, 2017

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.


Slider Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763690700
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.


All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375866425
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2011

"This immigration story is universal." --School Library Journal, Starred


A Handful of Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545700276
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 26th, 2015

This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.


Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803737471
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Published: Dial Books - August 30th, 2012

The inspiring true story of demonstrators standing up for the love of a library, from a New York Times bestselling illustrator


Chalk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761455264
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Published: Cavendish Square Publishing - March 1st, 2010

Three children discover a magical bag of chalk on a rainy day


The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681190549
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 12th, 2017

The Great Shelby Holmes may have finally met her match in this humorous sequel to Elizabeth Eulberg's fresh twist on Sherlock Holmes.


The Daybreak Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681194790
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 12th, 2017

Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie's pioneering founders.


Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace Cover Image
By Harris J, Ward Jenkins (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481489386
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - September 5th, 2017

From "the Muslim Justin Bieber" (NPR) Harris J comes a picture book that celebrates spreading peace, love, and happiness throughout the world, using the lyrics of his international YouTube hit of the same name.


Robinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545731669
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 26th, 2017

A boy who loves adventure.

A mysterious ocean journey.

A remote island wilderness.

Discover what surprises await in this beautiful dreamlike exploration of courage and loneliness, independence and friendship.


Fuzzy Mud Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743785
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 4th, 2015


From the author of the acclaimed bestseller
Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes Fuzzy Mud, a New York Times bestseller.


The Streets Are Free Cover Image
By Kurusa
$11.95
ISBN: 9781550373707
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Published: Annick Press - February 1st, 1995

This inspiring book is based on the true story of the children of the barrio of San Jose de la Urbina in Caracas, Venezuela. There are no parks where they live, and the children must play in the streets. They ask the mayor for an empty lot to build a playground, but all they get are campaign promises.


Let's Celebrate Diwali Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631774218
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Published: Mascot Books - December 1st, 2015

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681190518
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - September 6th, 2016

Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.


The Firefly Code Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619636361
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 3rd, 2016

Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect that Mori and her friends are curious . . .


Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062402363
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 10th, 2017

For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, the first in a new science fiction/fantasy series that explores a world painted new by the Time Collision. Integrating art and text, this epic and cinematic adventure features more than 150 full-color illustrations.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316114271
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2009

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller
This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver


Sora and the Cloud Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597020275
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Published: Immedium - January 3rd, 2012

ForeWord magazine Book of the Year - Bronze Medal Winner - 2011 Children's Picture Books: "A delicate and enchanting bilingual story with exceptional watercolor scenes."


The Quiet Place Cover Image
By Sarah Stewart, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374325657
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 18th, 2012

When Isabel and her family move to the United States, Isabel misses all the things she left behind in Mexico, especially her aunt Lupita and hearing people speak Spanish. But she also experiences some wonderful new things--her first snow storm and a teacher who does not speak Spanish but has a big smile.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385321754
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 1st, 1995

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan--from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.


The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545478533
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.


Giant Steps to Change the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689868153
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - January 4th, 2011

"On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize... Listen to the whispers of those that came before..."


The Friendship Code #1 Cover Image
By Stacia Deutsch, Reshma Saujani (Foreword by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780399542510
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 22nd, 2017

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code


Team Bff: Race to the Finish! #2 Cover Image
By Stacia Deutsch, Reshma Saujani (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780399542527
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 31st, 2017

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code


Lights, Music, Code! #3 Cover Image
By Jo Whittemore, Reshma Saujani (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780399542534
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 13th, 2018

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code


Raising Dragons Cover Image
By Jerdine Nolen, Elise Primavera (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152165369
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Published: Voyager Paperbacks - September 1st, 2002

After all, dragons just happen to be perfect friend material.
Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera team up for the unforgettable story of a young girl and her best friend . . . a dragon.

Includes fun new book-related activities


We're Sailing Down the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt Cover Image
By Laurie Krebs, Anne Wilson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781846861949
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Published: Barefoot Books - March 1st, 2008

There is so much in store on this incredible journey - enormous statues and temples, the legendary Sphinx, tombs and mummies, and of course the Great Pyramids. With seven exciting destinations, a god or goddess on each page, and informative notes at the end, you will be an Egypt expert in no time.


The Journey Cover Image
By Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263994
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Published: Nobrow Press - September 13th, 2016

With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of
Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.


The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Women to Run the Boston Marathon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781943200474
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Published: Compendium Books - June 15th, 2017

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763664428
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 10th, 2013

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.


Paper Chains Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062414342
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Published: HarperCollins - October 17th, 2017

From the author of critically acclaimed Like Magic comes another sweet middle grade story about friendship, family, and discovering where you fit in the world.

Katie and Ana are the kind of friends who share everything with each other. But there are some things you can't even share with your best friend.


Rock Star #1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448487526
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy engaging with science-loving Jada Jones in this easy-to-read chapter book.


Elena's Serenade Cover Image
By Campbell Geeslin, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780689849084
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2004

Who ever heard of a girl glassblower?
In Mexico, where the sun is called el sol and the moon is called la luna, a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe...and make bottles appear, like magic.
But girls can't be glassblowers. Or can they?


A Different Pond Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis.


Bringing in the New Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375866050
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 14th, 2010

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends.


Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind Cover Image
By Cynthia Grady, Amiko Hirao (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580896887
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - January 9th, 2018

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.


Those Shoes Cover Image
By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763642846
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 9th, 2009

"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid's-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (starred review)


Before She Was Harriet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist.


When We Were Alone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781553796732
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Published: Highwater Press - December 1st, 2016

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family?


Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story Cover Image
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2000

In an African village live seven brothers who make family life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread. If they fail, they will be turned out as beggars.


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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780997895810
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Published: Timbuktu Labs, Inc. - August 1st, 2016

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.


Good People Everywhere Cover Image
By Lynea Gillen, Kristina Swarner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780979928987
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Published: Three Pebble Press - August 1st, 2012

Winner of Mom's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice and Moonbeam Children's Book Awards


A Bike Like Sergio's Cover Image
By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763666491
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 4th, 2016

Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone's lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.


Her Right Foot Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." - Entertainment Weekly

If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty.

Have you seen her?

She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's in mid-stride, moving forward.
But why?


Pakwa Che Menisu = Wild Berries Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Jennifer Thomas (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781897476918
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Published: Simply Read Books - August 1st, 2013

The Can Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620145777
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 15th, 2017

Tim's birthday is just a week away, and more than anything he wants a skateboard. But money is tight, and Tim knows his family cannot afford to buy him a board.


Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763678388
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.


Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780884484318
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 1st, 2015

*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, a cooperative Project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council*


Winter Candle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939547101
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Published: Creston Books - November 11th, 2014

When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.


We're All Wonders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524766498
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810938724
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2010

From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway to school; Carlitos rides his bike. Charlie plays in fallen leaves; Carlitos plays among the local cacti.


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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2017

The instant New York Times bestseller

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.


Not Every Princess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433816475
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Published: Magination Press - October 1st, 2013

Who do you want to be: a princess? Pirate? Teacher or scientist? And where would you like to play: a castle? Pirate ship? Library or spacelab? It's your decision to make so think away.


I Have the Right to Be a Child Cover Image
By Alain Serres, Aurelia Fronty (Illustrator), Helen Mixter (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781554981496
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Published: Groundwood Books - May 22nd, 2012

With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to the right to be free from violence, to the right to breathe clean air, and much more.


Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports Cover Image
By Phil Bildner, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763673086
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2017

A fascinating dual biography of tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert celebrates the power of equality, respect, and sportsmanship.


Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690359
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 17th, 2017

Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.


Donovan's Big Day Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Mike Dutton (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781582463322
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Published: Tricycle Press - April 26th, 2011

Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents--or who knows a same-sex couple--will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage.


What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763645649
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 10th, 2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.


A Morning with Grandpa Cover Image
By Sylvia Liu, Christina Forshay (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781620141922
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Published: Lee & Low Books - May 1st, 2016

Mei Mei's grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong the yoga she learned in school.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512404425
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - January 1st, 2018

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.


Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780892392353
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - April 1st, 2013

Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol--can't she just choose one or the other?


Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810989719
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2010

Neighbors gather on a hot summer day for a joyful block party: Kids play double Dutch; men debate at the barber shop and play chess; mothers and aunts cook up oxtail stew, collard greens, and other delicious treats; and friends dance and sway as jazz floats through the streets.



ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT Cover Image
By Stacy B Davids, Rachael Balsaitis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780692512456
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Published: Upswing Press - November 7th, 2015

Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can’t her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea.


My Name Is Yoon Cover Image
By Helen Recorvits, Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374351144
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 13th, 2010

Yoon has just moved to America from Korea. She is lonely and doesn't want to learn English at first, but she soon begins to like her new home.


On Our Street: Our First Talk about Poverty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459816176
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - February 13th, 2018

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world outside their homes.


Most People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780884485544
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 15th, 2017

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781885008411
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Published: Shen's Books - May 1st, 2014

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella takes readers to the remote mountains of Southeast Asia, to the traditional home of the Laotian Hmong. All essential Cinderella elements are here--startling transformation, a kind-hearted but mistreated central character, and an evil stepfamily.


Voices in the Park Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780789481917
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - December 19th, 2001

Different characters tell the same story from their own perspectives in this timeless children's story book, which explores the themes of alienation, friendship, and the bizarre amid the mundane.

I called his name . . .
I settled on a bench . . .
I was amazed . . .
I felt really, really happy . . .


A Family Is a Family Is a Family Cover Image
By Sara O'Leary, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554987948
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 13th, 2016

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all.


Julian Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 22nd, 2018

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


Obama: An Intimate Portrait Cover Image
By Pete Souza, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780316512589
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller--with a foreword from the President himself.


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307383419
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 9th, 2007

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004.


Black Like Me Cover Image
By John Howard Griffin, Studs Terkel (Foreword by), Robert Bonazzi (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780916727680
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Published: Wings Press (TX) - September 1st, 2011

On October 28, 1959, John Howard Griffin underwent a transformation that changed many lives beyond his ownhe made his skin black and traveled through the segregated Deep South.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595581037
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Published: New Press - January 5th, 2010

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.