Planet Fashion: 100 Years of Fashion History by Natasha Slee A former slave, Fields became the first African American woman stagecoach driver in 1895, when, in her 60s, she beat out all the cowboys applying for the job by being the fastest to hitch a team of six horses. Mama Mable’s All-Gal Big Band Jazz Extravaganza! But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. Daniel is determined to find out, and as he strolls through his neighborhood, he finds a wonderful world full of answers as varied as hisÂ neighbors. Colorblind: A Story of Racism by Jonathan Harris, illustrated by Garry Leach Fry Bread: A Native American Story byÂ Noble Maillard Kevin, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal (Ages 3-6) The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad, illustrated by Hatem Aly (Ages 4-8) Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the BEST day! A friend who listens. This is a great school-year follow-up toÂ The Night Before Kindergarten! Waste of money. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. Each spread highlights an important trait, and is enhanced by a quote from Serena herself. But these great men were not alwaysÂ goodÂ men. Lola puts her things in her cubby, chooses her activities, reads, plays, and has a snack. I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon by Baptiste & Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Until she meets a lady named Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she’s ever encountered. But on a day full ofÂ too closeÂ andÂ too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friendâor will a friend find him? Fields helped pave the way for other women and people of color to become stagecoach drivers and postal workers. The people needed a green place to be â a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. These necessary conversations are helping push the publishing industry to print more stories that reflect our diverse world. Rebel girls, young activists, and other trailblazing tweens and teens will beÂ inspired by the stories of 40 women who have changed the world for the better.Â Mini-biographies of unstoppable women activistsâfrom Malala Yousafzai to Susan B. Anthony, Emma GonzalezÂ to Gloria Steinem, Wangari Maathai to Dolores Huertaâoffer windows into what it takes to stand up for a cause, rally others together, and even ignite a movement. Thank you for this list, but. A young black girl lifts her baby hands up to greet the sun, reaches her hands up for a book on a high shelf, and raises her hands up in praise at a church service. Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. A Scarf for Keiko by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard 3 Jasmine Toguchi Series by Debbi Michiko Florence. How Do You Say Good Night? Dazzling Travis: A Story About Being Confident by Hannah Carmona Dias After battling the impossible, ZÃ©lie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of OrÃ¯sha. As a sixth-grader, Marley Dias started a campaign to help make sure girls of all races have access to books that feature main characters who look like them. The Lost Property Office by Emily Rand A soon-to-be big sister and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. You matter. But in 1956, the federal government uprooted her family and moved them to California, wrenching them from their home, friends, and traditions. This board book distills Malala’s excellent qualities into an eminently sharable read-aloud text with graphic, eye-catching illustrations. Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts One is a cake. Based on the annual Christmas dance contest in the community of Taloyoak, Nunavut, this heartwarming picture book shows how a lot of hard workâand a little inspirationâcan go a long way. Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. Author Todd Parr always fills his books with whimsical characters, and Itâs Okay to Be Different is no exception. Do add those beautiful books to the list too! Zuri knows it’s beautiful. What makes a writer? During an unfortunate mishap, young AwÃ¢sis loses KÃ´hkumâs freshly baked world-famous bannock. Young readers learn about prehistoric China, follow the reign of emperors and dynasties, and come to understand how China became the world power that it is today. Monique Fields is an award-winning journalist. Ona fled to New Hampshire and started a new life. Elementary hosts their first Around the World Fair, Sarai learns that with a little imagination, you can go anywhere you want! Middle grade books are geared towards upper elementary to middle school aged kids, since theyâre usually chapter books. She is darker than everyone in her family. What happened to Johnathan made him see that a dream of a colorless world was just that. Sam’s class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Did you enjoy this list?Â Feel free to subscribe to my mailing list if you’re not already.Â Let’s stay in touch! 22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels. To win, she must outsmart the other matadors who donât think sheâs big enough, fast enough, or strong enough. She rolls her eyes when they blatantly favor her brother and saves her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. But they also blame each other if something goes wrong, don’t want to share their toys, and wiggle against each other to nab a spot on Abuela’s lap. Jaxon had just one job–to return three baby dragons to the realm of magic. The Night Is Yours byÂ Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams by Jeanette Winter. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing, spanning everything from receiving the news about the new baby to the excitement of its arrival. Maria grew up in Italy at a time when girls didn’t receive an equal education to boys. Please consider adding “The Central Park Lost Mitten Party” (Regent Press, September, 2018) now being sold in Central Park’s visitor centers, via Baker and Taylor, Ingram, Amazon, and bookstores nationwide. 19 Best Chapter Books For Third Graders. When you’re mad or worried or can’t wake up in the morning, what can you do? And theyâre all women: Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Mae C. Jemison, Cathy Freeman, and Malala Yousafzai, to name just a few. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice by Nadia Hohn, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Ages 4-8) Dough Boys by Paula Chase This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who is filled with self-loathing and must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. When he was little, Muhammad Ali had his bicycle stolen. But Evelyn crawled in dirt and collected glow worms in jars. Natalie Bryce for Regent Press, Thank you for including my book The Brave Cyclist:The True Story of a Holocaust Hero on this list. Thank you so much for including DRESS LIKE A GIRL in your terrific list, Charnaie! Ruby, Head High: Ruby Bridge’s First Day of School by Irene Cohen-Janca She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.Â But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there. Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ebony Glenn. So when Miss Fancy, the elephant, retires from the circus and moves two blocks from his house to Avondale Park, he’s over the moon! Mothers and fathers passed it on to their children who sang it to their children and grandchildren. Lubna and Pebble byÂ Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Daniel EgnÃ©us This inspiring story of sisterhood, hard work, and determination is perfect for budding athletes or any young reader with a big dream. In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. Things began to make sense when he graduated from Columbia University and began working in Chicago communities. Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? Role models hand-picked to inspire a modern generation of boys. Afterward, the two of them sit on a bench and enjoy the results of their efforts in happy silence. Now, ZÃ©lie struggles to unite the maji in an OrÃ¯sha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. Anticipated Literary Reads For Readers of Color 2019. For thousands of years, children all over the world have listened to popular folktales. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Rollins is one of the most prolific sax players in the history of jazz, but, in 1959, at the height of his career, he vanished from the jazz scene. This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks by Alice Faye Duncan. From Australia to India to the USA, come travel around the world at dawn. Bessie Stringfield went on to become the first African-American woman to travel solo across the United StatesÂ on a motorcycle. Get 5 conversation starters for kids of all ages! Join Mom, Judah, and his brothers and sisters as they work through the day. If youâre searching for childrenâs books about diversity for toddlers, this is a must-have. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, reading and writing constantly from a young age, her talent lovingly nurtured by her parents. Except Jada, who is certain her mom was a spy too. With over 30 original poems in different forms, Raphael’s work tackles current social concerns for his generation, such as sustainabilityÂ and social equality, all while amplifying his uplifting message of hope.Â Solliâs book also contains 5 chapters on how to write and read poetry, how to manage stage fright and writerâs block, and encouraging tips on how we can all make tomorrow better than today. Â What inspires them? Japanese and English Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Favorite Songs and Rhymes by Danielle Wright They expectÂ himÂ to doÂ theirÂ research papers and interactive displays for the sixth-grade career expoâs theme: âWhat do you want to be when you grow up?â Besides doing their work, Arcade doesnât even know his own answer to that question. Gwendolyn Hooksâ vivid and detailed prose captures the danger, uncertainty, and persistence Ona Judge experienced during and after her heroic escape. Hi !! Enthusiastic Hannah Sparkles is overjoyed to start first grade, and learns along the way that sometimes being a good listener is the best way to be a good friend. They named black cowboy George Fletcher the “people’s champion” and took up a collection, ultimately giving Fletcher far more than the value of the prize that went to the official winner. Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world. In lively rhyme, it follows a diverse group of word-loving children who grab the opportunity to read wherever and whenever they can. Limelight by Solli Raphael Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw But life is far from idyllic: PACsâarmed civil patrolâare a constant presence in the streets, and terrifying memories of the countryâs war linger in the villagersâ collective conscience. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Where will you play? Dancing Hands: How Teresa CarreÃ±o Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez (Ages 4-8) An Uprising. One is a rainbow. These men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern day masculinity can be cool â and defined freely. by Kate Allen. Read more. Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Before they were famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams were sisters with big dreams growing up in Compton, California. This is a sweetÂ ode to rainbow families, and an affirming displayÂ ofÂ aÂ parentâs love for their child and a childâs love for their parents.Â With brightÂ colors and joyful families,Â this bookÂ celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind eachÂ rainbow stripe. An Uprising. The book also explores the role of children and women in everyday life as well as how religion, politics, and economics shaped the deep traditions and dynamic changes of modern China. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. But what about just being a regular teen? But not everyone sees it that way.Â When Ho’onani finds out that there will be a school performance of a traditional kane hula chant, she wants to be part of it. What if youâ¦encounteredÂ anotherÂ perspective?Â DiscoveredÂ anotherÂ worldÂ MetÂ anotherÂ you?Â What might you do? 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