Read Woke

First laugh : welcome, baby! book cover

First laugh : welcome, baby!

Rose Ann Tahe

eBOOK
Read Woke, Picture Books

A Navajo family welcomes a new baby into the family with love and ceremony, eagerly waiting for that first special laugh. Includes brief description of birth customs in different cultures.

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A beautiful custom, and book--sweet from start to finish. -Casey

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At the mountain's base

Traci Sorell

jE Sorell
Read Woke, Picture Books

"At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."--Amazon.

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Fry bread : A Native American Family Story

Kevin Noble Maillard

eBOOK
Read Woke, Picture Books

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This one has it all! Fabulous rhyming text, wonderful illustrations, and a wealth of backmatter make this a perfect book for sharing in groups or one on one. -Casey

I, Matthew Henson : polar explorer book cover

I, Matthew Henson : polar explorer

Carole Boston Weatherford

jBIOGRAPHY Henson, Matthew Alexander
Black Lives Matter, Black History, Read Woke, Picture Books, Biographies

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The golden girls of Rio

Nikkolas Smith

jE Smith
Black Lives Matter, Read Woke, Picture Books, Biographies

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter, the first American gold medalist in shot put; Simone Manuel, the first African American woman to medal in individual swimming. Their accomplishments amazed us, as did their personal stories of persistence and hard work. [This book] focuses on the paths to glory for these women athletes, how they got their start and rose to meteoric heights in the Rio games. The other swimming and gymnastic teammates are included in the story as well. An inspiring story, bursting with color and action and life, that will make you smile to see these champion athletes as little girls, and to revisit their triumphs in achieving Olympic gold.

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The books takes a look back at the 2016 Olympics and the amazing achievements of female Olympians, including Simone Biles and Simone Manuel. These women rocked the world and just might do it again in Tokyo! -Casey

Firebird book cover

Firebird

Misty Copeland

jE Copeland
Black Lives Matter, Read Woke, Picture Books, Biographies

American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

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Misty Copeland's picture book autobiography is a triumph. Pair this with the DVD American Ballet Theatre: A History, and/or her long form autobriography, Life in Motion: an unlikely ballerina, to learn more about Misty's career and see her beautiful dancing. -Casey

Thurgood book cover

Thurgood

Jonah Winter

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Black History, Read Woke, Picture Books, Biographies

"Before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr., before the civil rights movement there was Thurgood, fighting for African Americans - and winning. Here is the powerful story of the trailblazer who proved that separate is not equal." --Provided by Publisher.

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Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement book cover

Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

Carole Boston Weatherford

jBIOGRAPHY Hamer, Fannie Lou
Black Lives Matter, Black History, Read Woke, Picture Books, Biographies

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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