Month: June 2020

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Summary Author-illustrator Christian Robinson cares about his readers. How do I know this? Let’s start with the title of his book You Matter. Here, we can almost imagine Robinson pointing at the reader, telling them with confidence, “You matter.” Readers will find more encouragement…

Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte

Summary Would you like to visit the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico? If so, follow young Carlitos as he roams the city in Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte. Carlitos is searching for his father in this award-winning book. He wonders about Papi…

It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

Summary What was your favorite childhood picture book? Did the story feature children of different races? If so, we can thank Gyo Fujikawa. She paved the way for racial inclusion in picture books. It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way,…

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