Harbor Me

By Jacqueline Woodson Harbor Me Themes Racism Friendship Immigration Emotions It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat—by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for “A Room to Talk”), they discover it’s safe to talk about what’s bothering […]

The Jumbies

By Tracey Baptiste The Jumbies Themes Community Friendship Girl Empowerment Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night, Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden […]

Consent for Kids

By Rachel brian Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of You Themes Consent Boundaries Respect Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them, ways to respect themselves and others, what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe, and much more. Along the way, they’ll be encouraged to […]

Front Desk

By Kelly Yang Front Desk Themes Immigration Girl Empowerment Family Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents […]

Amina’s Voice

By Hena Khan Amina’s Voice Themes Girl empowerment Youth Leadership Respect Islamophobia Community Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except, now that she’s in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in […]