Story Time On-Demand

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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