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”

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! By Alexandra Alessandri Illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda

Back of Book:Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She’s excited to take part in family traditions such as making bunuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before she misses out on all theContinue reading “Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! By Alexandra Alessandri Illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda”

The Rounders and the Tallers By Matt Bell

Back of Book:The Rounders and the Tallers is a tale of a town where its people have lost their way and separated themselves and the journey to come back together. While the adult leaders of two groups of people struggle to get along, it’s a little boy, in his innocence and compassion, that teaches theContinue reading “The Rounders and the Tallers By Matt Bell”

Rum Pum Pum By David L. Harrison & Jane Yolen Illustrated By Anjan Sarkar

Back of Book:The lonely tiger finds a drum. He strikes it with his tail–and friends start to follow: a monkey who says “chee-chee-chee” which means “I will come too” in monkey talk, a rhino who says “ouggh” which means “I will come too” in rhino talk, a parrot that says “scree-awk,” a chameleon, an elephant,Continue reading “Rum Pum Pum By David L. Harrison & Jane Yolen Illustrated By Anjan Sarkar”

No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History By Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson & Jeanette Bradley

Back of Book: No Voice Too Small celebrates the young people who know how to be the change they seek. Fourteen poems honor these young activists. Featuring poems by Lesléa Newman, Traci Sorell, and Nikki Grimes. Additional text goes into detail about each youth activist’s life and how readers can get involved. My Review: I receivedContinue reading “No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History By Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson & Jeanette Bradley”

I Promise By LeBron James Illustrated By Nina Mata

Back of Book: Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with theContinue reading “I Promise By LeBron James Illustrated By Nina Mata”

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar

Back of Book: In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays– that’s the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives,Continue reading “Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar”

Luci Soars Written and Illustrated By Lulu Delacre

Back of Book:Luci was born without a shadow. Mamá says no one notices. But Luci does. And sometimes others do too. Sometimes they stare, sometimes they tease Luci, and sometimes they make her cry. But when Luci learns to look at what makes her different as a strength, she realizes she has more power thanContinue reading “Luci Soars Written and Illustrated By Lulu Delacre”