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Loteria: First Words Primeras Palabras: First Words / Primeras Palabras Cover Image
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay Cover Image
El Chupacabras Cover Image
What Can You Do with a Rebozo? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? Cover Image
Waiting for the Biblioburro Cover Image
Cuauhtémoc Bilingual Wooden Shapes Puzzle
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Cover Image
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx Cover Image
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Cover Image
Across the Bay Cover Image
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes Cover Image
Back to School: A Global Journey Cover Image
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens Cover Image
My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World Cover Image
We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be Cover Image
I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education Cover Image
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:00am

Join Esther Crow for a live-streaming Story Time on Instagram Live!

Esther is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and teacher. Her online show experience is an eclectic mix of original acoustic guitar songs, and backing tracks of Thunder & Sunshine songs (a rock band she founded in 2017), which she sings both independently, and as duets with her handmade felt puppets (created by Jeff Lewonzyck). Each of her puppets have big personalities and dance moves of their own; like Bernie the Bee who loves to eat anchovies and dance to the sound of a kazoo. She weaves comedy and kindness into each show, while encouraging kids to shake instruments and move their bodies. Recommended for kids 0-6 yrs old.

Click here to watch the show!

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Join Esther Crow for a live-streaming Story Time on Instagram Live!

Esther is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and teacher. Her online show experience is an eclectic mix of original acoustic guitar songs, and backing tracks of Thunder & Sunshine songs (a rock band she founded in 2017), which she sings both independently, and as duets with her handmade felt puppets (created by Jeff Lewonzyck). Each of her puppets have big personalities and dance moves of their own; like Bernie the Bee who loves to eat anchovies and dance to the sound of a kazoo. She weaves comedy and kindness into each show, while encouraging kids to shake instruments and move their bodies. Recommended for kids 0-6 yrs old.

Click here to watch the show!

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 10:30am

In this first-of-its-kind debut picture book from bestselling author and media personality Nancy Redd, illustrated by TV animation character designer Nneka Myers, a little girl and her family get their hair ready for bed. Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit multi-generational family.

Nancy will be joining the Bookstore for a Story Time to debut this new title on April 11!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:30am

Join us for a Story Time and Book Release for Rachel Germain Wyatt's new title Hearty's Kingdom!

King Hearty LOVES to eat junk food. French fries, burgers, pancakes, and candy are some of King Hearty's favorites. When his kingdom gets invaded by unwelcomed organisms, three unlikely soldiers, Mr. Cell, Mrs. Pumps, and Mr. Bloodwork €”must come together to protect the kingdom and its people.

Rachel Germain Wyatt is a children’s book author from Queens, NY. She is also the author of A World Inside My Bubble. Her biggest joy in writing is being able to change the narrative of a story by one touch of a pen. She is also the founder of LoopDLoopKids.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:30am

Join author Mark Stefanik as he reads from his book Skippy, A Squirrel in Brooklyn Heights!

Skippy and the Man-with-the-Cap are park bench buddies on the beautiful Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Their unlikely friendship is cut short one day when Skippy fails to show up for peanuts and avocado.  A quirky picture book with a great friendship hook, spare text and glorious Brooklyn Heights Promenade illustrations, Skippy, A Squirrel In Brooklyn Heights will capture your heart and imagination!

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The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.

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