Everyone Can Do Something
By Meena Harris Meena Harris is the Founder and CEO of Phenomenal and the New York Times bestselling author of Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters. “No one can...
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Thesaurus Has a Secret
Download this free poster! Thesaurus Has a Secretby Anya Glazer Thesaurus is an ordinary dinosaur. A very ordinary dinosaur . . . who just happens to love words. And the other dinos know that’s just who he is. But behind...
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Shake Up Your Shelves: Why an Inclusive Bookshelf is Important and How to Make it Happen
We know that children learn a lot about the world through the books that they read. When the stories they hear do not reflect the reality of the world we live in, young people develop a warped view of society,...
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Essential books for all ages by Black creators
Download Your Free Poster! Now more than ever, it's important to celebrate and uplift Black voices. Artist Anjola Coker created this gorgeous free downloadable poster featuring some of our most essential books for all ages by Black authors and illustrators....
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A letter from Tanita S. Davis, author of SERENA SAYS
On Sale 11/3/20 Dear Reader, We all know people who are sparklers—who shine in every situation and light up a room when they arrive. For those a little less confident, it can be exciting to have a friend who makes...
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A letter from Tessa Allen, author of SOMETIMES PEOPLE MARCH
On Sale September 1st! Dear Reader, I recently found a note I scribbled to myself November 10th 2016: “I am struggling to reconcile my identity as an American.” While recent political history has brought this challenge to the front of...
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A letter from Caela Carter, author of HOW TO BE A GIRL IN THE WORLD
On Sale 8/11 Dear Reader, In February of 2017, I was invited to be a key note speaker at the Women’s Leadership Summit at Ridge High School, my alma mater in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. I was asked to simply...
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#BlackVoicesMatter: Essential YA by Black Authors
  Download Your Free Poster! Whether your teaching and librarianship is virtual or in person, your workspace could surely use some book-themed decoration. Lucky for you, we have just the thing! Artist Anjola Coker created this gorgeous free downloadable poster...
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A letter from justin a. reynolds, author of EARLY DEPARTURES
Early Departures is on sale Dear Reader, This story exists because I can’t let my friend go. I want to know where he is, if he’s okay. I want to tell him he’s still the funniest person I know. Thank...
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A Letter from Tiffany D. Jackson, author of GROWN
On Sale Now! Dear Reader, My first boyfriend was twenty-two years old. I was fifteen. The greatest secret I ever kept. It was exciting and invigorating, to be considered so beautiful and adult-like, but ultimately, I knew it wasn’t right—the...
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Celebrate Black Americans with These Nonfiction Books for Young Readers
No matter the time of year, it's always a good time to celebrate the Black Americans who have made - and continue to make - their mark on this country. We've put together a list of picture book and middle...
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A letter from Lisa Moore Ramée, author of SOMETHING TO SAY
Something to Say by Lisa Moore RaméeOn sale 7/14/20 Dear Reader: Something to Say is about a lot of things. It examines whether we should hold people accountable for things they said or did "a long time ago," or when...
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Pride on Every Page: Author Guest Post by Lisa Jenn Bigelow, author of HAZEL'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION
The Right Time: Being Ready to Be an Allyby Lisa Jenn Bigelow Metaphors for adolescence practically write themselves. Case in point: school hallways. If you’re lucky, you’ve got friends to walk with. Unlucky, and bullies attack. And then there are...
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Kadir Nelson: Activism Through Art
Kadir Nelson’s Heart and Soul: The story of America and African Americans Kadir Nelson for The New Yorker Kadir Nelson for Rolling Stone Kadir Nelson’s art is centered in the message that Black stories, history, and lives not only matter,...
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Pride on Every Page: Educator Guest Post by Megan Dowd Lambert
Important Books for Inclusive Values by Megan Dowd Lambert I was debating what to write for this post when I received an email from Alli Harper, founder of OurShelves, a book-box subscription service and advocacy effort to leverage consumer power...
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Pride On Every Page Author Guest Post by Abdi Nazemian, author of Like a Love Story
Showing Our Pride Through Storytelling and Action by Abdi Nazemian I’ve always described my novel Like a Love Story as a love letter as well as a love story. It’s a love letter to all the people who created a...
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Pride On Every Page: Librarian Guest Post by Rob Bittner, PhD
Fluffy shows off some of his (and Rob's) top Pride pics Pride Isn't Just About Peacockingby Rob Bittner, PhD Photo assistance by Fluffy the Turtle When I was first asked to write a post for this series, I was thrilled....
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Pride on Every Page: Author Guest Post by Sarah Prager, author of RAINBOW REVOLUTIONARIES
How LGBTQ+ Representation in Books Changed My Lifeby Sarah Prager I realized I was a girl who liked girls when my friend came out to me as bi the summer before high school. It almost hadn’t occurred to me as...
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#BlackVoicesMatter : Books for all ages by Black creators
Black Voices Matter Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate Black voices. We’ve put together a list of books for all ages written and/or illustrated by Black creators. We hope you’ll support them today and all days. Black lives...
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