The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton THe Outsiders Themes Toxic Masculinity Gang Violence Family No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Missing Daddy

BY Mariame KabaIllustrated by Bria Royal Missing Daddy Themes Family Prison Separation From Loved Ones In this story, a little girl who misses her father because he’s away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. Ages […]

I Like It When/Me Gusta Cuando

BY mary murphy I Like it when/me gusta cuando Themes Family Emotions Single Parent A loving tale of a little penguin detailing all that it likes about spending the day with a loving caregiver. Ages 0-3 Find a book that fits your child’s reading level and follow along at your own pace.

Start With Sorry

BY P.T. FINCHILLUSTRATED BY GOKHAN BAS START WITH SORRY Themes EMotions Respect FAMILY Three-year-old Luna loves spending time with her older brother Asher. They do almost everything together. But when they sit down to draw pictures, Luna feels upset she can’t do everything Asher can and reacts in anger, hurting Asher’s feelings. With Mommy’s help, […]