Elementary Books

Root Magic

Root Magic

Publisher Description “A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything...

The ABC’s of Black History

The ABC’s of Black History

Publisher Description B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and...

Bunheads

Bunheads

Publisher Description Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland’s own early experiences in ballet. From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty,...

FRY BREAD: A Native American Family Story

FRY BREAD: A Native American Family Story

Publisher Description Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner “A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review Told in lively and powerful verse by...

I Am Loved: A Poetry Collection

I Am Loved: A Poetry Collection

Publisher Description Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a dozen of National Book Award winner Nikki Giovanni’s poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish. There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous...

Sulwe

Sulwe

Publisher Description A New York Times bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s...

Papa, Daddy, and Riley

Papa, Daddy, and Riley

Publisher Description STARRED REVIEW "A must-have...this is a delightful celebration of what makes a family.... Holzwarth beautifully renders the characters in a variety of hues, making the diversity showcased throughout one of the book's defining features and adding...

Before She Was Harriet

Before She Was Harriet

Publisher Description An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor an American heroine in a Coretta Scott King Honor and Christopher Award-winning picture book. We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names....

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Publisher Description Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans...

Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter

Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter

Publisher Description A Huffington Post Most Powerful Children’s Book of 2017 From Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales comes a touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural...

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too-there's plenty of room in the human heart." Publishers Weekly "A large-hearted...

We Are Still Here!

We Are Still Here!

Publisher Description Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead...

Measuring Up

Measuring Up

Publisher Description For fans of American Born Chinese and Roller Girl, Measuring Up is an own voices graphic novel debut from Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu! “A beautiful story about food, family, and finding your place in the world.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American...

The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound

Publisher Description A story of family, faith, and following your heart For ten-year-old Cadence Jolly, birthdays are a constant reminder of all that has changed since her mother skipped town with dreams of becoming a singing star. Cadence inherited that musical...

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

Publisher Description Start counting your votes . . . and your friends. When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must...

President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code

President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code

Publisher Description Go-getter Brianna Justice is back and on assignment with her local newspaper in this third book in the popular President series! When budding middle school journalist Brianna Justice learns that Yavonka Steele, rising star of the nightly news...

President of the Whole Sixth Grade

President of the Whole Sixth Grade

Publisher Description In this follow-up to President of the Whole Fifth Grade, Brianna navigates her toughest challenge yet: middle school! Brianna Justice is determined to raise enough money for the big class trip to Washington, D.C., but she’s up against a lot:...

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters

Publisher Description Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that’s made to be treasured! In this poignant letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving...

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Publisher Description Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. Malala’s first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child...

Hey There Black Child

Hey There Black Child

Publisher Description Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey Black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are?Do you...