Genesis Begins Again
This coming of age story tackles the various conflicts that middle schoolers may be facing.
This read broaches the complexities of complexion in beauty through the eyes of a young girl searching for hers.
Other Words for Home
Relaying the daunting journey of navigating a new life and a new world, this book brings awareness the experiences of a child refugee.
Learning how to navigate new cultures and deciphering identity, are just some of the themes in this great read.
Not Quite Snow White
This is a life-lesson story about self-esteem and acceptance when other may not believe in you.
No Small Potatoes Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas
This inspirational read, documents the historical account of Junius G. Groves, an extraordinarily successful potato farmer that started off life as a slave and ended up a mogul.
This rite of passage book based in the gritty, urban community of Brooklyn, New York sheds light on what it can mean for a young black boy to find his identity.
This unique read give insight into the tension of the mixed cultural background or a young girl, which is heightened by her parents’ divorce.
Liam’s First Cut
This book takes on neurodiversity as it highlights autism spectrum disorder, and how it crosses with the common rite of passage: the first haircut.
Like its predecessor, the Crossover, but more mature and heartfelt, this prequel is focused on family, values and determination. Another basketball winner.
Crown An Ode to The Fresh Cut
This is a great book for young black men and boys. It talks about the confidence they get when they have a fresh haircut.
I Don’t See Color
This is such a timely book to discuss the importance of our differences and confronts the common phrase, “I don’t see color.”