Category Archives: Social issues

Be the Change: Rob Greenfield’s Call to Kids : Making a Difference in a Messed-up World by Rob Greenfield and Antonia Banyard

Be the Change: Rob Greenfield’s Call to Kids : Making a Difference in a Messed-up World by Rob Greenfield and Antonia Banyard. Greystone Kids, 2022. 9781771645911 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What … Continue reading

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100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place by Karen Ng and Kristen Liepmann. Illustrated by Mona Karaivanova

100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place: An Activity Book to Inspire Change. Karen Ng and Kristen Liepmann. Illustrated by Mona Karaivanova. Kids Can Press, 2021. 9781525308390 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 3.5 Format: … Continue reading

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Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338702064 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (10/21 pub date) Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? After being homeschooled for most of her … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill, illustrated by Brizida Magro

Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill, illustrated by Brizida Magro. Albert Whitman, 2021. 9780807572368 Rating: 1-51-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (9/21 pub date) Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Together We March: 25 Protest Movements that Marched into History by Leah Henderson, illustrated by Tyler Feder

Together We March: 25 Protest Movements that Marched into History by Leah Henderson, illustrated by Tyler Feder. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534442702 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the … Continue reading

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The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. Simon & Schuster, 2020. 9781534462724 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? It’s 1992. At first, the Rodney … Continue reading

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Pandemics for Babies by Chris Ferrie, Neal Goldstein, and Joanna Suder, illustrations by Chris Ferrie

Pandemics for Babies by Chris Ferrie, Neal Goldstein, and Joanna Suder, illustrations by Chris Ferrie, Sourcebooks, 9781728234168, 2020  Format: Board Book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book  What did you like about … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Be Quiet! by Laura Ellen Anderson

I Don’t Want to Be Quiet! by Laura Ellen Anderson. Philomel Books, 9780593117286, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? This book offers … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Wall… by Dianne White, illustrated by Barroux

Sometimes a Wall… by Dianne White, illustrated by Barroux. Owlkids, 2020. 9781771473736 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the book? A wall can be many things, … Continue reading

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Duck Days – written by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender

 Duck Days – written by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender, Pajama Press, 9781772781489, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? There’s so … Continue reading

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