12 New Diverse Middle Grade Chapter Books for 2019

Only 27% of about 3700 children’s books published in 2018 featured a protagonist of color. That may be higher than the 11% seen a decade ago in 2009, but it still doesn’t meet the needs of the increasingly diverse America of today. We need diverse books, as both...

9 Feminist Graphic Novels

When we raise children according to a strict gender binary, the label “boy” or “girl” determines everything from what a child wears to the toys they play with. It also affects what books they read. Girls grow up believing that certain books are not for them and the...

11 Books About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Celebration, indicates the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese lunar-solar calendar. The celebration is a very important part of Chinese culture, and Chinese people all over the world take part. In fact, one-sixth of...

19 Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement

The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”...

7 Picture Books About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every January, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We often want to reduce Dr. King to inspiring quotes we can repost on social media, but he was so much more than an inspired speaker. He was a leader and a force for change, and it’s...

11 Children’s Books About Women in Sports

Some of the very best athletes in the world are women. However, despite their skill and dedication, many women have had to overcome bias and bigotry to receive the same opportunities as male athletes. You may also enjoy these 13 Books About Women in Government! The...

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