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9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

One body does not fit all. Each and every body is different, with different sizes, shapes, and abilities. You may also enjoy these Diverse Chapter Books! Just a few years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find a middle grade novel featuring a child with a disability...
9 Children’s Books About Police Brutality

9 Children’s Books About Police Brutality

Botham Jean. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Alton Sterling. Tamir Rice. Eric Harris. Michael Garner. Michael Brown, Jr. These names represent just a few of the black lives taken by police in America since 2014. There are many police officers all over the country who...
11 Exciting New Middle Grade Books

11 Exciting New Middle Grade Books

The winter holidays are almost here, and that means we’re getting lots of questions here at FBK about the best books to give as gifts. Middle grade books can be particularly challenging for gift-givers, because it takes more than a quick glance to see what...
9 Chapter Books Featuring Indian & Indian-American Characters

9 Chapter Books Featuring Indian & Indian-American Characters

Despite the upward trend of diversity in children’s book publishing, it is still challenging to find books with characters from a specific country or heritage. Lists often refer instead to regions or even entire continents.  You may also enjoy these Books that...
11 Chapter Books that Center Latinx Girls

11 Chapter Books that Center Latinx Girls

According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, there were 249 children’s books featuring Latinx characters published in 2018. That is about 7% of the 3,644 children’s books published last year. With such low percentages, it can be challenging to find books that...
9 Children’s Books About Climate Change

9 Children’s Books About Climate Change

“Mom, what’s climate change?” This question from my middle son stopped me in my tracks. Truth is, I don’t know a whole lot about climate change. I know it’s real. I know it’s awful. But, to be honest, it’s not something I like thinking about. However, ignoring the...

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