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October 7, 2021

Omar, el jaguar by Andrea Olatunji  – “Omar, el jaguar delivers two powerful messages: the importance of protecting our land, and the fact that accepting diversity enriches us and enables us to connect with other people. Beautifully illustrated, Omar, el jaguar will surely become a favorite in any classroom or home.”

“Omar, el jaguar transmite dos mensajes poderosos: la importancia de proteger nuestra tierra y el hecho de que aceptar la diversidad nos enriquece y nos permite conectarnos con otras personas. Bellamente ilustrado, Omar, el jaguar seguramente se convertirá en uno de los favoritos en cualquier salón de clases u hogar.”

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The Mexiglish Girl by Natalie Simons – “Gloria is a little girl with a great talent, she can speak both Spanish and English! On her visit to Mexico she learns all about the local food, culture and traditions but struggles to remember some Spanish words when put on the spot. Her wise grandma shares some advice that helps Gloria find her confidence when she’s invited to a piñata party! The book will both help readers with their Spanish and to learn about Mexican traditions.”

“Gloria es una niña con un gran talento, ¡puede hablar tanto español como inglés! En su visita a México, aprende todo sobre la comida, la cultura y las tradiciones locales, pero le cuesta recordar algunas palabras en español cuando se le pone en el lugar. ¡Su sabia abuela comparte algunos consejos que ayudan a Gloria a encontrar su confianza cuando la invitan a una fiesta de piñatas! El libro ayudará a los lectores con su español y a aprender sobre las tradiciones mexicanas.”

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July 29, 2021

Johnny at School / Johnny en la Escuela by Nelly Palma and Illustrated by Nicole Araujo – “This is a bilingual book for children, educators, and parents about diversity and inclusion to highlight that every person can make this a better world, regardless of their abilities.”

“Este es un libro bilingüe para niños, educadores y padres acerca de diversidad e inclusión que resalta cómo cada persona puede contribuir a un mundo mejor, independientemente de sus habiliades.”

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One Wink by Regina Coates and Illustrated by Abbi Gurdin – “8 year old Emma, who recently moved into the neighborhood, wants to meet new friends but the pandemic has made that impossible until her idea ignites a chain reaction showing readers that even small acts of kindness can create big results.”

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June 24, 2021

Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way by Afsaneh Moradian and Illustrated by Maria Bogade – “This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book is about finding the courage to be true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.”

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Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall and Illustrated by Michael Hall – “When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the children learn that gender expression doesn’t determine which toys to play with. Join Jamie’s new friends as they learn the importance of cooperation, creativity, empathy, and gender expression”

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May 27, 2021

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang and Illustrated by Charlene Chua – “In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable storybook.”

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The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar and Illustrated by Alea Marley – “Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again? This simple yet sensitive story is about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control.”

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April 29, 2021

We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates and Illustrated by Joe Mathieu – “Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it’s our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting—and special—place.”

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Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali and Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell – “In this charming story of friendship and celebrating differences, young readers can discover how entering a new friendship with an open mind and sharing parts of yourself brings people together.”

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March 31, 2021

Every Day Dress Up by Selina Alko – “It’s no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history.”

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Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty and Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff – “Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!”

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February 25, 2021

Parker Looks Up by Parker and Jessica Curry and Illustrated by Brittany Jackson – “A delightful story that speaks powerfully to the importance of representation.”

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I Believe I Can by Grace Byers and Illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo – “An affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves.”

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