Books featuring BIPOC in which race, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, culture, im/migration, and/or religious, sacred, or origin stories are not central to the storyline. These elements may be present, but they are not essential to the plot and could be changed without changing the story.
They don't have wheels. They are, to be perfectly honest, the tiniest bit boring. But they're still her favorite muddy-puddle-jumping, everyday-is-an-adventure shoes. One day, when they go missing, Juno discovers something amazing: a magical room filled with every kind of shoe she could possibly imagine! Juno embarks on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons from Frida Kahlo and Cleopatra to Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. Each pair of shoes Juno tries brings a brand new adventure--and a step towards understanding that her very own shoes might be the best shoes of all.
Jada's working on her science project. She's finding out whether plants grow best in water, milk, juice, or soda. There's just one problem she keeps getting interrupted! Find out how Jada relies on grit to keep on going.
"In this ode to family, the young narrator compares the hands of family members to plants in the natural world. She promises to give back all the love they have always given her"--|cProvided by publisher
Instead of volunteering to provide halftime snacks, a dedicated Soccer Dad decides to join his son's soccer team. In a hilarious role reversal, the son becomes the frustrated expert who teaches his dad how to be a team player. Dad complains about having to play defense (boring!) and thinks playing soccer is all about winning. When his son explains that soccer is about having fun, Dad picks dandelions, fools around on the sidelines and kicks the practice balls everywhere. When his son further explains that having fun also means participating and getting your head in the game, Dad plays like he's the only one on the field, groans loudly when the other team scores a goal and throws a hairy fit when another player accidentally trips him. The boy's patience and understanding are tested over and over again as he tries to desperately--and finally successfully!--instruct his father on how to behave on the field"--|cProvided by publisher
Ruby wants to play with her older brothers, but they always ignore her and leave her out of their games--but when Ruby starts to build her own castle she discovers a way to make her brothers want to play with her.
Aliana loves creating things, especially for her little brother, Gustavo. When she makes a special birthday surprise for Gus, her entire family sees her creativity and experimentation pay off in a spectacular display, using light from the moon.