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February 19, 2020, marks the first celebration of making a practice to read books from Canadian authors and publishers. We have some to share with you so you can settle in for a day of reading above the 49th parallel (and some from parts of Canada south of that, too). Let’s start with First Nations publisher Inhabit Media, of Nunavut. Fresh off the press is Tanna’s Owl, written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley with illustrations by Yong Ling Kang is a picture book story featuring the realistic childhood discovery that caring for another doesn’t always mean your care is returned—and yet, we can still derive … Continue reading
Today’s blog post was written by our Marketing Manager Emerson Heflin. February 11th draws attention to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Today, less than 30% of science researchers worldwide are women, so we could use the help of some inspiring picture books and novels to change the narrative and celebrate the women and girls who are leading innovation and breaking barriers. First from Pajama Press comes a collection of middle grade friendly essays celebrating the adventurousness and ingenuity of girls and women around the world. The Girl Who Rode a Shark: and Other Stories of Daring Women, by … Continue reading
January 31 is Multicultural Book Day and that arrives this year on the heels of the American Library Association’s 2020 announcements of youth media awards. Among the rich array of picture books, novels, youth audience nonfiction, audiobooks, and apps, authors and illustrators, and children’s literature experts who received plaudits this year, we think these would enhance anyone’s celebration of Multicultural Book Day: We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga’s audiobook edition, produced by Live Oak Media, received an Odyssey Award Honor for stellar production. Written by Traci Sorell and narrated by Lauren Hummingbird, Agalisiga (Choogie) Mackey, Ryan Mackey, Traci Sorell, Tonia Weavel, the print book and the audiobook … Continue reading