Picture Books

This is our house book cover

This is our house

Hyewon Yum

jE Yum
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books

Follows a family through seasons and generations as the house to which their immigrant grandparents came is transformed into a home.

Casey's picture

This is a title I love sharing at storytime. Not only are the illustrations and message beautiful, but the house as a character here is truly wonderful. Read this one in a quiet moment together. -Casey

Don't touch my hair! book cover

Don't touch my hair!

Sharee (Illustrator) Miller

jE Miller
Read Woke, Black Lives Matter, Picture Books

Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note.

Casey's picture

Sharee Miller's books are great! I particularly love this one. -Casey

Yaffa and Fatima : shalom, salaam book cover

Yaffa and Fatima : shalom, salaam

Fawzia Gilani-Williams

jE Gilani-Williams
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books

"Yaffa and Fatima live on neighboring date farms. When very little rain leads to a poor harvest, both women go to extra measures to make sure that their neighbor doesn't go hungry"--

Casey's picture

Added by Casey

The most beautiful thing book cover

The most beautiful thing

Kao Kalia Yang

Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books

"Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love"--

Casey's picture

I cannot wait to see this one when it gets in! -Casey

We are water protectors book cover

We are water protectors

Carole Lindstrom

jE Lindstro
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books

Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.

Casey's picture

Wow. Images and text combine here to give a wonderfully powerful message, I could gush for days about how beautiful and important this book is. Read it already! -Casey

My best friend book cover

My best friend

Julie Fogliano

jE Fogliano
Read Woke, Picture Books

Two girls quickly become best friends, even before they learn one another's names.--

Casey's picture

I love this picture book all about the innocence and joy of childhood friendship! -Casey

Dreamers book cover


Yuyi Morales

jE Morales
Read Woke, Picture Books

"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--

Casey's picture

If you haven't read this masterpiece by Yuyi Morales yet, now is definitely the time! -Casey

Like the moon loves the sky book cover

Like the moon loves the sky

Hena Khan

jE Khan
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Picture Books

Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.

Casey's picture

This incredible picture book was inspired by the Quran, and celebrates the love between mothers and daughters. -Casey

Lines book cover


Suzy Lee

jE Lee
Read Woke, Picture Books

In this wordless picture book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or the blade of a skate--and the magic flows from there.

Casey's picture

Suzy's wordless picture books are delightful. This one gets me in the mood for the upcoming winter! -Casey

A hat for Mrs. Goldman : a story about knitting and love book cover

A hat for Mrs. Goldman : a story about knitting and love

Michelle Edwards

jE Edwards
Read Woke, Picture Books

Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.

Casey's picture

This story is so sweet and the author is local! If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it. -Casey