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Picture Books

Hair love book cover

Hair love

Matthew A Cherry

jE Cherry
Picture Books

A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.

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All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom book cover

All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom

Angela Johnson

jE Johnson
Picture Books

In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

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Juneteenth book cover

Juneteenth

R. J. Bailey

j394.263 Bailey
Picture Books

You will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday.

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Magnificent homespun brown : a celebration book cover

Magnificent homespun brown : a celebration

Samara Cole Doyon

jE Doyon
Picture Books

Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.

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I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything! book cover

I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything!

Alissa Holder

jE Holder
Picture Books

"Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy's positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around. It's a new day and Ayaan has woken up on the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn't know the answer at school? What if he messes up? But as he sets out that morning, all it takes is a few reminders from his mom and some friends in the neighborhood to remind him that a new day is a good day because... HE IS SMART, HE IS BLESSED, AND HE CAN DO ANYTHING!"--

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I am every good thing

Derrick Barnes

jE Barnes
Picture Books

Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child.

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Juneteenth for Mazie book cover

Juneteenth for Mazie

Floyd Cooper

jE Cooper
Picture Books

Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

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Watercress book cover

Watercress

Andrea Wang

jE Wang
Picture Books, Read Woke, Memoir

Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.

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Inspired by Andrea Wang's upbringing in rural Ohio and illustrated by Jason Chin, Watercress is pertinent reading for all ages. Text and illustrations pair perfectly, elevating this story of hope shining through grief, and love overcoming loss, beyond solely a childhood audience. Great for sharing as a family or reading on your own. -Casey

The Tree in Me book cover

The Tree in Me

Corinna Luyken

jE Luyken
Picture Books

Through text and illustrations of children reveling in nature, explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature.

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Corinna Luyken has done it again! Author of The Book of Mistakes and My Heart, The Tree in Me is an ode to the connection and bond that inextricably links us to the natural world: how we are in nature and nature is in us. The illustrations are absolutely delightful and this is an ode to that feeling you get when you're admiring everything that is blooming around you right now. Perfect for ages 4-8, though adults will appreciate this little treasure as well! -Victoria

I sang you down from the stars book cover

I sang you down from the stars

Tasha Spillett-Sumner

jE Spillett
Picture Books, Read Woke, Diverse Characters

A Native American woman describes how she loved her child before it was born and, throughout her pregnancy, gathered a bundle of gifts to welcome the newborn.

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Tasha Spillet-Sumner's poetry and Michaela Goade's illustrations are a beautiful pairing not to be missed. -Casey