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And Tango Makes Three

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches. Based on a true story. 

   
And Tango Makes Three

Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson
(Juvenile Picturebooks - Ej Ric)

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches. Based on a true story. 


Banned Books for Kids

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice

After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides general guidance about addressing racism with children, child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers. 

   
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice

Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard, Jennifer Zivoin
- illustrator
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 305.8 Cel)

After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides general guidance about addressing racism with children, child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers. 


Banned Books for Kids

The Family Book

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. 

   
The Family Book

Todd Parr
(Juvenile Picturebook - Ej Parr)

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. 


Banned Books for Kids

Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You

A chapter book adaptation of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning "Stamped from the Beginning." Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism. Along the way, they'll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives. 

   
Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You

Jason Reynolds, Ibram X Kendi, Sonja Cherry Paul
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 305.896 Che)

A chapter book adaptation of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning "Stamped from the Beginning." Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism. Along the way, they'll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives. 


Banned Books for Kids

Hatchet

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. 

   
Hatchet

Gary Paulsen
(Juvenile Fiction - J Paulsen)

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. 


Banned Books for Kids

The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. 

   
The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman
(Juvenile Graphic Novel - J GN Graveyard Book Vol. 1)

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. 


Banned Books for Kids

New Kid

After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds. 

   
New Kid

Jerry Craft
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J GN Craft New Kid)

After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds. 


Banned Books for Kids

The Giver

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. 

   
The Giver

Lois Lowry
(Juvenile Fiction - J Lowry)

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. 


Banned Books for Kids

Where the Sidewalk Ends

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings. 

   
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein
(Juvenile NonFiction - J 811.54 Sil)

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings. 


Banned Books for Kids

A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. 

   
A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'engle
(Young Adult Fiction - Y L’Engle)

Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. 


Banned Books for Kids

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