Characters whose self-identity as a girl or woman is made explicit in the story, or whose gender expression (appearance, clothing, how they present themselves to others), pronoun (she/her), and name align with prevailing feminine norms.
"When Vincent is sent to his aunt Mimi's city apartment for the summer, he's surrounded by more concrete than nature. Things are looking gray. But before long, Vincent meets Toma, and the boys bond while throwing some strange dirt balls into an empty lot. All summer long, they toss and launch, throw and catch. Little do they know, though, just as their friendship is growing, something is also blooming in the empty lot. A celebration of the joy of a budding friendship, The Concrete Garden shows us the value of community and reminds us that sometimes everything can come up roses."--|cProvided by publisher
"With art supplies in tow, a young artist explores the wonders of his urban forest during all four seasons. Using a variety of artistic mediums, the boy creatively depicts the smaller parts of the forest that make up the larger whole. Throughout the pages, readers will find: charcoal rubbings, rock art, photographs, sponge paintings, snow sculptures, cut-paper collage, and so much more! The boy uses his imaginative renderings to express his appreciation for nature and the outdoors, motivating readers to experiment with their own nature art."-- |cProvided by publisher
"Have you ever been told that you're not enough? That you're not strong enough, tall enough, or fast enough? Bessie was told she was not enough. This book combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about the real Bessie, a true adventurer and one of the first African-American women to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle"--Back cover
"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Toby can hardly contain his excitement to meet his new baby brother. Will he act wild or stay calm? Readers make choices for Toby and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussion questions"-- |cProvided by publisher
"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Eric is excited to be at the mall and has trouble staying near his dad. Readers make choices for Eric and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussions questions"--|cProvided by publisher
"When times are tough, you pull yourself up and push yourself to the top ... of a beanstalk ... where you might get schooled in forces and motion by a STEM-loving giant named Dennis. At least that's what happens to Jack in this delicious twist on a classic fairy tale, supported by critical thinking questions and a glossary of key physics terms"--|cProvided by publisher
"Escaping from a tall tower using one's hair is so fairy- tale old school. This STEM-smart Rapunzel uses the brain beneath her hair to educate her prince (and readers) on the ways the science of simple machines can save the day. A glossary and critical thinking questions reinforce the story's key physics concept"--|cProvided by publisher