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A Chair for My Mother

After losing all their furniture in a fire, a girl helps her mother and grandmother save up money to buy a comfortable chair. Recommended for ages 3-6.

A Chair for My Mother

Vera B. Williams
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Williams)

After losing all their furniture in a fire, a girl helps her mother and grandmother save up money to buy a comfortable chair. Recommended for ages 3-6.


Resiliency

Golden Threads

When a fox washes up on a distant shore, a young girl who is recovering from an injury and her grandfather mend the tattered toy with golden thread, patience, and love. Inspired by the Japanese art form of Kintsugi (Golden Joinery). Recommended for ages 3-6.

Golden Threads

Suzanne Del Rizzo
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Del Rizzo)

When a fox washes up on a distant shore, a young girl who is recovering from an injury and her grandfather mend the tattered toy with golden thread, patience, and love. Inspired by the Japanese art form of Kintsugi (Golden Joinery). Recommended for ages 3-6.


Resiliency

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, this story follows a young girl who dreams of playing the drums in a time when only boys are drummers in 1920s Cuba. Recommended for ages 6-9.

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Margarita Engle
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Engle)

Inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, this story follows a young girl who dreams of playing the drums in a time when only boys are drummers in 1920s Cuba. Recommended for ages 6-9.


Resiliency

The Most Magnificent Thing

A girl sets out to create something magnificent but gets upset when things don’t turn out the way she planned. With a little help from a friend and a new perspective, her invention becomes a success. Recommended for ages 3-6.

The Most Magnificent Thing

Ashley Spires
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Spires)

A girl sets out to create something magnificent but gets upset when things don’t turn out the way she planned. With a little help from a friend and a new perspective, her invention becomes a success. Recommended for ages 3-6.


Resiliency

My Favorite Memories

A young girl is moving to a new country and contemplates how to take all of the things and people she loves with her. She comes to understand that while we cannot always carry things with us physically--maybe they can travel with us in other ways. Recommended for ages 3-9.

My Favorite Memories

Sepideh Sarihi
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Sarihi)

A young girl is moving to a new country and contemplates how to take all of the things and people she loves with her. She comes to understand that while we cannot always carry things with us physically--maybe they can travel with us in other ways. Recommended for ages 3-9.

Resiliency

A Way with Wild Things

Poppy Ann Fields loves bugs and feels more comfortable outdoors than with other people until a special bug lands on Grandma Phyllis's birthday cake.

A Way with Wild Things

Larissa Theule
Ej The

Poppy Ann Fields loves bugs and feels more comfortable outdoors than with other people until a special bug lands on Grandma Phyllis's birthday cake.


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A Good Kind of Trouble

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity. Recommended for ages 9-12.

A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramée
Juvenile Book Club Kit

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity. Recommended for ages 9-12.


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