The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, Tricia Tusa. This wonderful story of two best friends shows that friendship is more powerful than difference. It teaches tolerance and acceptance.
BOOK: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson illustrated by E. Jacqueline Woodson and E. Lewis team up to create a picture book as evocative and emotionally nuanced as their Caldecott-Honor winning Coming on Home, Soon.
A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources.
In moving verse, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis gives new voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Exquisitely illustrated by five extraordinary artists, this commanding collection of poems invites the reader to hear in each verse the thunder
Some really lived extraordinary lives while others were imagined by their authors. But each of the girls and women you’ll meet in these books share things in common: their creativity and imagination, or their bravery and willingness to take on challenges. Whether that means facing an angry crowd while trying to get to school, admitting a wrongdoing, or learning to pilot a plane, you’ll enjoy their stories. Take some time to meet and read all about a few noteworthy women (and girls!).