My Papi Has A Motorcycle

By Isabel quinteroIllustrated by Zeke Peña My Papi Has A Motorcycle Themes Strong Father Figure Family Community When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets […]

The Day You Begin

By Jacqueline WoodsonIllustrated by Rafael López The Day You Begin Themes Respecting Differences Mindfulness Healthy Friendships Sooner or later, you will face a time when you walk into a room and find that nobody there is quite like you. There are lots of reasons you might feel different, whether it’s the way you look, the […]

Julian is a Mermaid

By Meg MedinaIllustrated by angela Dominiguez Julián is a mermaid Themes Healthy Masculinity Self-Esteem Family Julián notices three women on the subway dressed up in beautiful gowns that end in fishtails and bright, billowing hair. When he gets home, he starts daydreaming about the magic he has seen and wants to dress up in his […]

Mango, Abuela, and Me

By Meg MedinaIllustrated by angela Dominiguez Mango, Abuela, And Me Themes Girl Empowerment Immigration Family Mia’s abuela leaves her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to move in with Mia and her parents in the city. When she arrives, Mia wants to share her favorite book before bedtime, but learns that Abuela can’t read […]

Don’t Touch My Hair!

By Sharee Miller Don’t touch my hair! Themes Girl Empowerment Racism Consent Just about everywhere Aria goes, someone wants to touch her fluffy, curly hair. Whether she’s in the street, under the sea, in the jungle, or even in space, strangers (and strange creatures) try to touch Aria’s hair. Finally, she has had enough! Ages […]

Mango Moon

By Diana de andaillustrated by sue conelison Mango moon Themes Deportation Immigration Family When a father is taken away from his family and facing deportation, his children are left to grieve and wonder about what comes next. Maricela, Manuel, and their mother face the many challenges of having their lives completely changed by the absence […]

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

By Jayneen sandersillustrated by Craig Smith Some secrets should never be kept Themes Child Sexual Abuse Consent Safe/unsafe touch Just like we teach kids to be safe around water or the road, we must teach them body safety in a way that isn’t scary or confrontational. This beautiful picture book sensitively talks about the topic […]

Pink Is For Boys

By Robb Pearlman & Eda Kaban Pink is for boys Themes Healthy Masculinity Gender Equity Stereotypes In this picture book, we’re reminded that pink is for boys, and girls, and everyone! Rethink the gender binary and the blue/pink stereotype. In this beautiful book, kids and grown ups are empowered to express themselves however they choose. […]

All Are Welcome

By Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman All Are Welcome Themes Diversity Community Acceptance The children at this school are all unique and different from each other, but all are welcome. At this school, kids in patkas, hijabs, yarmulkes, and baseball caps all play together. Follow the friends along as they learn from each other and […]

My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay

BY cari bestIllustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton My three best friends and me, zulay Themes Friendship Community Disabilities Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class. They study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field […]