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Current Picks: October 2021


Where Are You From?

Written by Yamile Saied Méndez / Illustrated by Jaime Kim

3–6 year-old readers: A little girl describes what it’s like to get asked the question that so many of us who have felt like the other growing up have been asked in school: “Where are you really from?” How to answer the question when all you really want to say is, “I’m from today, just like you!” The girl asks the question of her grandfather, Abuelo, who is wise and also looks different in the eyes of others. He takes her on a journey through hurricanes, mountains, rivers, oceans, and fields to her own identity, ultimately landing his finger on his heart.

Woke Baby

Written by Mahogany L. Brown / Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

0–2 year-old readers: This assertive board book is as much for you as it is for your baby, with inside jokes about how your little one is up before the sun, voice loud, babbling. But their eyes are also wide and bright, their words commands for justice, their songs of freedom. Read this story at bedtime, in the morning, or anytime you snuggle your baby, giving them the affirmations you both will love as they grow and learn. Introduce your little one to the revolution through these pages. They’ll see a baby like them—or different—and it’ll make all the difference.

Past Picks: 3–6-year-old


September 2021
Be You!
Written and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

August 2021
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
Written by Daniel Bernstrom / Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

July 2021
The Princess and the Pea
Written and Illustrated by Rachel Isadora

June 2021
Say Something!
Written and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

May 2021
Ravi’s Roar
Written and Illustrated by Tom Percival

April 2021
King for a Day
Written by Rukhsana Khan / Illustrated by Christiane Krömer

March 2021
When I Grow Up
Written and Illustrated by Pratha Shetty

February 2021
Hair Love
Written by Matthew A. Cherry / Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

January 2021
The President Wears Pink
Written by Mandana Vetto / Illustrated by Sara Foresti

December 2020
Last Stop on Market Street
Written by Matt de la Peña / Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Past Picks: 0–2-year-old


September 2021
Be You!
Written and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

August 2021
Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend
Written and Illustrated by Nidhi Chanani

July 2021
Littles and How They Grow
Written by Kelly DiPucchio / Illustrated by AG Ford

June 2021
Boo-Boo! and Time to Go!
Written by Carol Zeavin & Rhona Silverbush/ Illustrated by Jon Davis

May 2021
Dim Sum for Everyone!
Written and Illustrated by Grace Lin

April 2021
Baby Loves Green Energy!
Written by Ruth Spiro / Illustrated by Irene Chan

March 2021
Lola at the Library with Mommy!
Written by Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

February 2021
Follow Your Dreams, Little One
Written and Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

January 2021
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Written by Lisbeth Kaiser / Illustrated by Stanley Chow

December 2020
The Little Book of Giving
Written by Zach Bush and Laurie Friedman / Illustrated by Sarah Van Evera