Juli  n Is a Mermaid Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Juli n Is a Mermaid


  • Author : Jessica Love
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781536214314

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Juli n Is a Mermaid Excerpt :

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Hurricane Child Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Hurricane Child


  • Author : Kacen Callender
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338129328

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Hurricane Child Excerpt :

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways. Winner of the Stonewall Book Award!Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother -- before Caroline loses her forever.

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children   s Picture Books Book

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children s Picture Books


  • Author : A. Jesús Moya-Guijarro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000456066

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A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children s Picture Books Excerpt :

This collection offers a thorough treatment of the ways in which the verbal and visual semiotic modes interrelate toward promoting gender equality and social inclusion in children’s picture books. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work in multimodality, including multimodal cognitive linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, and visual social semiotics, the book expands on descriptive-oriented studies to offer a more linguistically driven perspective on children’s picture books. The volume explores the choice afforded to and the lexico-semantic and discursive strategies employed by writers and illustrators in conveying representational, interpersonal, and textual meanings in the verbal and non-verbal components in these narratives in order to challenge gender stereotypes and promote the social inclusion of same-sex parent families. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, social semiotics, and children’s literature. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com.

Feminism for Women Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Feminism for Women


  • Author : Julie Bindel
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472132604

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Feminism for Women Excerpt :

'Timely, necessary and important' J.K. Rowling '[This book is] guaranteed to remind us what we have still to fight for. I can't think of a single person who wouldn't benefit from reading it' Observer 'Bindel is a rock star of second-wave feminism . . . an important, courageous book' The Times 'Bindel delivers a robust call to arms in every chapter . . . this book could not be timelier . . . As a young feminist who has finally seen the light, I consider it essential reading' The Critic Feminism is a quest for the liberation of women from patriarchy. Feminism strives for a world in which women are not oppressed. Feminism prioritises exposing and ending male violence towards women and girls. This is Julie Bindel's feminism, a definition born of 40 years at the front line of the feminist movement. Why then, she asks, is feminism the only social justice movement in the world that is expected to prioritise every other issue before pursuing its own objective of women's liberation? Why does the movement appear to be moving backwards, accommodating the rights and feelings of men and leaving women in the cold? Women make up half the global population yet why is feminism still treated as a minority movement? In this searing and ground-breaking book, Bindel deconstructs the many pervasive myths about feminism - Do women really want what men have? Can men be feminists? Are women liberated by sexual violation? - assessing whether feminism has achieved its goals and debunking theories that second wave feminism is irrelevant and one-dimensional. Bindel shines a light on the most important issues, including pornography, sexual violence and prostitution. Drawing on Bindel's own experiences, as well as countless interviews with women and girls of all ages and backgrounds (as well as contributions from commentators such as Gloria Steinem and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), Feminism for Women presents a clear-sighted view of why feminism is a proud social movement that every woman on the pla

The Search for the Scepter Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Search for the Scepter


  • Author : Julie Dinges
  • Publisher : Mascot Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 1645430081

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The Search for the Scepter Excerpt :

When Princesses Rosalie and Scarlet went to bed on a breezy summer night, they didn't expect to awake to such a fright. Their father, the king's, scepter was taken by a thief. The royal family was in utter disbelief. The princesses sneak out of bed and find a small clue. Their mission is clear, they know what they must do. Along their journey, they meet friends who help them track the thief down. Will they find him and return the scepter to their father who wears the crown?

Snow Globe Adventures Book

Snow Globe Adventures


  • Author : Hans Beumer
  • Publisher : Nightingale Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 1838752382

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Snow Globe Adventures Excerpt :

In this rhyming story, grandpa and his four grandchildren undertake an adventurous journey. It is an action-packed mission in the underwater world of the seas to take a lost mermaid back to her home in Atlantis. This exciting adventure introduces underwater animals and thrilling challenges while guiding the mermaid home. The children participate in this captivating story and love the colors, magic, and fun of the underwater expedition. Personalize this fantastic adventure by inserting the grandparent's and grandchildren's own names, and the children will want to read it again and again.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


  • Author : Erika L. Sánchez
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524700515

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. “Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

I Am a Cat Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

I Am a Cat


  • Author : Galia Bernstein
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683351801

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I Am a Cat Excerpt :

A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.

I Love You Because I Love You Book

I Love You Because I Love You


  • Author : Muon Thi Van
  • Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0062894595

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I Love You Because I Love You Excerpt :

Author Muợn Thị Văn and Stonewall Book Award-winning artist Jessica Love detail all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do within a call-and-response picture book that features families across the spectrum. "I love you because you tell the best stories. Because I love you, my best story is you." What are all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do? And what does it look like when we voice it out loud? To be read aloud by one or even two people, this affirming prose demonstrates that love is a dialogue. Love is complex. Love is utterly simple. This is what love looks like.

It Feels Good to Be Yourself Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

It Feels Good to Be Yourself


  • Author : Theresa Thorn
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250263056

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It Feels Good to Be Yourself Excerpt :

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.

Gracefully Grayson Book

Gracefully Grayson


  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1690386835

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Drawn Together Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Drawn Together


  • Author : Minh Lê
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368022507

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Drawn Together Excerpt :

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature! Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, BookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library-and many more! When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come. A Junior Library Guild selection!