Amira’s Picture Day By Reem Faruqi Illustrated By Fahmida Azim

Back of Book: Just the thought of Eid makes Amira warm and tingly inside. From wearing new clothes to handing out goody bags at the mosque, Amira can’t wait for the festivities to begin. But when a flier on the fridge catches her eye, Amira’s stomach goes cold. Not only is it Eid, it’s alsoContinue reading “Amira’s Picture Day By Reem Faruqi Illustrated By Fahmida Azim”

Laxmi’s Mooch By Shelly Anand Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

Back of Book:Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over–on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows.My Review:I received aContinue reading “Laxmi’s Mooch By Shelly Anand Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali”

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion By Margaret O’Hair & Sofia Sanchez Illustrated By Sofia Cardoso

Back of Book:It can be hard to be different whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can’t do. But wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU.This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia SanchezanContinue reading “You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion By Margaret O’Hair & Sofia Sanchez Illustrated By Sofia Cardoso”

A Thousand White Butterflies By Jessica Betancourt-Perez, Karen Lynn Williams Illustrated By Gina Maldonado

A Thousand White Butterflies Back of Book: Isabella has recently arrived from Colombia with her mother and Abuela. She misses Papa, who is still in South America. It’s her first day of school, her make-new-friends day, but when classes are canceled because of too much snow, Isabella misses warm, green, Colombia more than ever. ThenContinue reading “A Thousand White Butterflies By Jessica Betancourt-Perez, Karen Lynn Williams Illustrated By Gina Maldonado”

A Sled for Gabo By Emma Otheguy Illustrated By Ana Ramírez González

Back of Book:On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled.But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who helpContinue reading “A Sled for Gabo By Emma Otheguy Illustrated By Ana Ramírez González”

Catherine’s Pascha By Charlotte Riggle & Illustrated R.J. Hughes

Back of Book:It’s Pascha, and Catherine is determined to stay awake all night. Can she do it? Will she remember how to say “Christ is risen!” in Russian? Will her best friend Elizabeth remember how to say it in Greek? Will their parents let them play with burning candles, smash hard-boiled eggs, and eat sweetsContinue reading “Catherine’s Pascha By Charlotte Riggle & Illustrated R.J. Hughes”

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho Illustrated By Dung Ho

Back of Book:A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons,Continue reading “Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho Illustrated By Dung Ho”

Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration By Doyin Richards Illustrated By Joe Cepeda

Back of Book:Joe came to America from Africa when he was young. He worked hard in school, made friends, and embraced his new home. Like so many immigrants before and after him, Joe succeeded when many thought he would fail.My Review:I received a copy of this picture book from Feiwel & Friends in exchange forContinue reading “Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration By Doyin Richards Illustrated By Joe Cepeda”

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon By Kat Zhang & Illustrated by Charlene Chua

Back of Book: Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quiteContinue reading “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon By Kat Zhang & Illustrated by Charlene Chua”

I Want to Ride the Tap Tap By Danielle Joseph Illustrated By Olivier Ganthier

Back of Book:Monday through Saturday, Claude and Manman walk Papa to the tap tap stop, where Claude meets all sorts of interesting people waiting for the tap tap. Claude wants to join Papa, but Claude has classes at school and chores at home…On Sunday, Manman and Papa have a surprise for Claude―a ride on theContinue reading “I Want to Ride the Tap Tap By Danielle Joseph Illustrated By Olivier Ganthier”