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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...
9 Books About Kwanzaa

9 Books About Kwanzaa

I’ve been aware of Kwanzaa for years, but it wasn’t until the kids and I dove into learning about other cultures that I truly understood what made the holiday special. The word Kwanzaa is Swahili for “first fruits,” and the week-long...
8 Picture Books With a Black Santa Claus

8 Picture Books With a Black Santa Claus

I received several emails in my inbox this year, all asking the same question — “Can you recommend books with a black Santa Claus?” Sadly, there aren’t that many children’s books out there that feature a Black or African-American Santa...
Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending a review copy of this book. Links are referral links. At first glance, Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell seems like a book that was made just for me. I mean, a children’s book about amazing female...
13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

Our family celebrates Christmas, but I also feel it’s important to learn about other cultures and traditions. And of course, when we want to learn something new, we turn to — books! That’s where the inspiration for this list of Hanukkah books...
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...

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