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The Power of the Pearl Earrings

Text by Linda Trinh
Illustrated by Clayton Nguyen
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: The Nguyen Kids

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. ...

She Holds Up the Stars

A young Indigenous girl searching for a sense of home finds strength and courage in her gifts, her deepening connection to the land, and her own cultural awakening in this moving coming-of-age story.

The ...

Abuelita y yo

Este debut literario relata la profunda y conmovedora historia de cómo una niña y su abuelita enfrentan varias manifestaciones del racismo en su vida cotidiana.

El tiempo en casa con Abuelita es divertido. ...

Abuelita and Me

In this touching, empowering picture book debut, a girl and her beloved abuelita lean on each other as they contend with racism while running errands in the city.

Spending time at home with Abuelita means ...

Rabbit Chase

By Elizabeth LaPensée
By (artist) KC Oster
Translated by Aarin Dokum
Categories: Children's Fiction

A BookRiot “Don’t-Miss 2022 Queer Graphic Novels & Memoirs”

Anishinaabe culture and storytelling meet Alice in Wonderland in this coming-of-age graphic novel that explores Indigenous and gender issues ...

Thunder and the Noise Storms

A Nov/Dec Loan Stars Jr Top Ten Pick 2021!

A Blue Spruce Award nominee 2021!

When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.   

Kids laughing, ...

Living With Viola

“Unforgettable . . . will shake middle grade readers to the core.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Beautifully illustrated, relatable, and genuine. —Molly Brooks, creator of Sanity ...

Buffalo Wild!

By Deidre Havrelock
Illustrated by Azby Whitecalf
Afterword by Amethyst First Rider
Categories: Children's Fiction

“A satisfying ending ensures this nighttime adventure will soothe even the wildest child.” Kirkus Reviews

An exuberant celebration of the Buffalo’s return to the wild.

Since Declan was born, his kokum ...

Yara's Spring

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s ...

My Day with Gong Gong

By Sennah Yee
Illustrated by Elaine Chen
Categories: Children's Fiction

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak ...