A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang

A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang

A gorgeous retelling of a true event in the author’s life from the point of view of her eldest child, this picture book is a beautiful window into Hmong life in Minnesota.  A young girl moves into a new house with her parents, and grandmother. In the course of that year, her twin brothers are […]


Prince of Fire The Story of Diwali

Prince of Fire The Story of Diwali

The Ramayana retold with vibrant pictures and short but action-packed chapters! Perfect for sharing with elementary school kids the origin story of Diwali, this book is also a great resource for teens, parents,and teachers. It is after all one of the greatest adventure stories ever told, alongside the Odyssey, Arabian Nights, Beowulf, Gilgamesh, and Gawain […]


More to the Story

More to the Story

A terrific update of Little Women by a Pakistani American, More to the Story is about Jameela Mirza or just Jam (Jo March) who lives in Atlanta and writes for her middle school newspaper and her relationships with her mom, dad, 3 sisters, and one handsome family friend. Be part of a warm loving Muslim […]


Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie is the heartbreaking story of one girl’s experience of World War I. It is told from a 5 year old’s point of view and it was originally a short story, now expanded to a very short novel by brilliant illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. But don’t be fooled. Although the text is short & simple […]


A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

So devastating and yet so gorgeous.  This book takes a unique approach to the story of Japanese Internment. The story opens when the World War II is over. Hanako’s parents have agreed to renounce their US Citizenship and  move to Japan to live with her grandparents. Jiichan (grandfather) and Baachan (grandmother) are tenant subsistence farmers […]


The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

Terrific Middle Grade debut about a young girl growing up in 1970’s Tennessee who wonders if everyone tells lies all the time. “I just never realized, even when i was bobbing like a cork in an ocean of falsehoods.” Lyndie is living with some hard realities: her dad went to Vietnam and never fully recovered. […]


Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

The premise of this story is that humans have ceased walking the earth and rabbits have taken over, rabbits that talk and wear clothes and live in burrows and have a deep history. It is an idyllic existence. But it is suddenly threatened by an evil that came from ‘burrowing too deep’ in the earth, […]


Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Thrilling story of a National Geographic filmmaker who lives with captive wolves for 6 years in order to capture on film the intimate relationships in a wolf pack. The filmmaker and his veterinarian girlfriend and then wife, narrate the story so that you feel that you, too, lived with the wolves, gained their trust and […]


The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

Gorgeous, elegiac book in which award-winning nature writer Sy Montgomery takes you on a dream safari with the world’s foremost expert on wildebeest, the keystone species for the whole Serengeti. The details of how the wildebeest shape and share the African plain are fascinating. Along the way, you also get to learn about many of […]


Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Fantastic story of a queen in exile as told by a young girl raised in the nunnery that is her prison. Thrilling and full of unexpected twists and turns, this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel is a joy to read. This story is based on the early life of Queen Elizabeth I, and her kingdom of […]