A Special Little Girl
Meet 10-year-old Zyion, a fun-loving and energetic little girl who is loved and adored by her family. While Zyion recognizes that her family loves her, she is sometimes teased at school because she is “different.” Zyion is autistic and sometimes has difficulties expressing how she feels. A Special Little Girl is meant to encourage every child that is labeled as “different” to remember that they are loved, valued and that they matter.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Charles schedules a playdate with his friends Lucius and Robert, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the boys to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Charles, who dreams of creating a quilt of his own one day. Will his friends support Charles’ dreams of making a quilt? Has he learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the boys that will change everything?
I Respect Difference
By Dr. Art Fields
Something’s different about third-grade teacher Mrs. Brookings when she returns to school from summer break. Their parents have already been informed, but now Mrs. Brookings’ students are about to discover the difference in their teacher, too.
“I Respect Difference” celebrates our differences and how they make us uniquely powerful. Getting an understanding breeds awareness, with celebration and advocacy tagging along for the ride. Jump between the pages with Mrs. Brookings’ class to find what happens when they learn to love and respect DIFFERENCE.
Imagine Life Without African-American Inventors
Did you know your cellphone was invented by an African American? What about the doorknob, mailbox, or the home security system? Through the book, you will learn along with Mr. Kentrell’s class just how African American women and men contributed to the world we live in.
Imagine Life Without African American Inventors is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about inventions that has become the fabric of our everyday lives. Children will learn that some things that we may take for granted – from the components in a cell phone, streetlights, mailbox, hairbrush, potato chips, ironing board to the home security system – were created by African American men and women. As Michelle and Mr. Kentrell’s class learn about these inventors, they are asked to image life without African Americans.
John’s Journey to Outer Space
By John Xavier
Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John’s Journey to Outer Space offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young, African-American boy who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage children aged three and over to engage in S.T.E.M by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.
- Supports Learning:
- Promotes problem-solving
- Encourages focus
- Supports early learning of outer space terminology
- Inspires creativity and imagination with lively illustrations
- Empowers children with a ‘Can Do’ mindset
Kennedi Goes To Kindergarten
Kindergarten is a big deal and comes with mix emotions for most children. Children can be nervous, scared, happy, or excited because kindergarten is a new adventure.
In this second book by the mother-daughter duo, Kennedi is ready for her first day in kindergarten. She’s ready to meet her new teacher and new friends but most importantly she wants to learn all the new things. This book is ideal for reinforcing back-to-school joy and boosting the self-confidence of kindergarten children.
Kennedi Meets The Vice President
Did you know what you want to be when you grow up? Do you know that you can do anything and be anything you want?
Kennedi Meets the Vice President is a vibrantly illustrated book that introduces children to career day at school. Children will learn about different jobs they can do when they grow up, such as a firefighter, doctor, pilot, or nurse. Read on to see how Kennedi and Ms. Tammi’s class meet the vice president!
Marquis Goes To The Supreme Court
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
~ Justice Thurgood Marshall
The day that Mr. Stewart’s students have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived––a field trip to the Supreme Court! During the tour, Marquis and his classmates are encouraged to ask questions, highlighting the importance of curiosity in the learning process.
How many justices are seated in the Supreme Court? What is the difference between the chief justice and the associate justices? Why do justices wear black robes? These are just a few of the questions that are answered. The students also learn the role the President of the United States plays in the Supreme Court and how justices are elected to serve.
Marquis Goes to the Supreme Court is the perfect literary companion for inquisitive children who want to learn about the Supreme Court’s history and have questions regarding its setup.
Michelle & Her Magical Pen
Michelle is an amazing girl who aspires to be a great writer. She finds much delight in writing day in and day out. However, when her English teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story for a book anthology, Michelle draws a blank. Will Michelle overcome her writer’s block and create a compelling tale, or will she lose her passion to write?
Through playful and vivid fantastical illustrations, Michelle & Her Magical Pen inspires young readers to embrace their love of writing, while allowing their imagination and pen to be their best friend.
Michelle Goes to An HBCU
From Black Culture, to The Divine Nine, to Homecoming, to Marching Bands, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are home of Black Excellence
It’s Family Day!!! Visiting her cousin, Michelle gets to experience life on a college campus, an HBCU campus. From witnessing the sisterhood, attending a step show, and even meeting professors and staff members to discuss her future aspirations, Michelle finds herself at “Home”. Michelle Goes To A HBCU is an amazing way to introduce a child in your life to the importance of selecting a college that exemplifies education, representation, inclusion and culture, while allowing them to be proud of who they are!!