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Black Girl, Black Girl

by Angela Bowden, illustrated by Letitia Fraser
edition: Hardcover
tagged: girls & women

A vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrating of Black girl power from celebrated spoken-word poet Angela Bowden and rising-star artist Letitia Fraser.

Braided and girly with cowrie shells
Cornrows of history her magic tells
Of dreadlocks Bantu knots and stunning afros
Bonnets and wraps with a beautiful bow
Black Girl, Black Girl

A powerful me …

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My Fade Is Fresh

by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Kitt Thomas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: african american, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

A little girl learns the importance of speaking up for what she wants while at the barbershop and ends up rocking the fabulous hair style she chooses in this fun and empowering picture book.

When a little girl walks into her local barbershop, she knows she wants the flyest, freshest fade on the block! But there are so many beautiful hairstyles to c …

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I Am Picky

Confessions of a Fussy Eater

by Kristen Tracy, illustrated by Erin Kraan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: cooking & food

A laugh-out-loud picture book about a self-proclaimed picky eater of a raccoon—perfect for human picky eaters!
Don’t look at this raccoon and think she’ll eat just anything. Oh, no. She is picky! She’s been choosy forever—and listen, it’s a tough life. It’s not as though the perfect snacks just fall from the sky (except when they do) …

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Person Can Be ..., A

by Kerri Kokias, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

A one-of-a-kind book that shows how naughty and nice (and other opposite qualities!) can describe the same person --- at the same time!

This deceptively simple book uses children's everyday experiences to explore the complexities of human nature. Each page features an illustration of a child embodying two seemingly contradictory characteristics, wit …

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I Can, Too!

by Karen Autio, illustrated by Laura Watson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: special needs, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

A wonderful story of new friendship between two children with diverse abilities.

 

Piper and Kayla love to move. They ride bikes, glide on ice, swoosh down mountains and much more — each in her own way. While Piper pedals her tricycle with her feet, Kayla uses her hands to move her trike forward. While Kayla coasts across the ice on a sled, Piper s …

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Water Love

by Natalie Hodgson & Rajean Willis, by (artist) Sahle Robinson
edition: Hardcover
tagged: diversity & multicultural, water sports

Water Love, a beautifully illustrated spoken word picture book, tells the story of Kaya, a young Black girl as she navigates her lifelong love of water amid the disapproval of her friends and despite her mother’s deep-seated fear of the water. Combatting stereotypes, Kaya joins an all-Black surfing program; in this program, as she begins to under …

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My Self, Your Self

by Esmé Shapiro
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural, friendship

Follow along with lovable forest creatures as they discover what is a self and what makes each of us unique.

Your self is the only self you have, and my self is not your self . . . but what is a self? Whatever it is, it’s what makes you you!
 
From the way you button your coat to the way you tap your toes, from the top of your head to your adorabl …

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C'est mon corps!

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

 

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Chaque corps est unique! Il y en a de différentes formes, tailles et couleurs, avec différents cheveux… et qui peuvent faire différentes choses. Ces différences rendent le corps de tout un chacun spécial, et tous les corps doivent être respectés. Ton corps T’APPARTIENT, alors fais-lui un câlin… mais …

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Fiona the Fruit Bat

by Dan Riskin, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: nocturnal, self-esteem & self-reliance, new experience, mammals

A sweet, fun, and informative picture book about bat echolocation for kids 3-7. Written by a scientist who works with bats in his everyday life!

It’s time for Fiona the fruit bat to take her very first flight, but she’s scared. How will she fly when she can’t see in the dark? Mama just says, “listen.” But how will listening help her to see …

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Christmas Elves Being Themselves

by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated by Lavrova Daria
edition: Paperback
  • age: 1 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: christmas & advent, diversity & multicultural, self-esteem & self-reliance

A Christmas story about elves being their unique and merriest selves. These elves ‘ confidence will encourage little readers to celebrate our differences. A curious elf prefers to learn about how families celebrate Christmas worldwide. The busy elf decides to enjoy a beach vacation, while an adventurous elf takes a jolly ride down the chimney. On …