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We Are Water Protectors
Lindstrom, Carole

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption--a...

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$17.99
A Place Inside of Me
Elliott, Zetta

2021 Caldecott Honor Book

Caldecott Honor Book
Today Show Best Book for the Holidays
ALA Notable Book for All Ages

ALSC Notable Children's Book
NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Evanston Public Library's Top 100 Great Book for Kids
Nerdy Award Winner for Single Poem Picture...

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$17.99
All Because You Matter
Charles, Tami

Receive an exclusive signed bookplate autographed by author Tami Charles and illustrator Bryan Collier free with purchase.

Instant New York Times bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-...

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Bright Star - Autographed
Morales, Yuyi

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a heartbreakingly beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice.

Child, you are awake!
You are alive!
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts.

Told...

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$18.99
My Rainy Day Rocket Ship
Sheppard, Markette

Free bookplate autographed by illustrator Charly Palmer with purchase.

Rainy summer days are no match for a little astronaut who builds the perfect rocket ship for an indoor space adventure to another galaxy, where the sky is his only limit!

A stormy afternoon and an order from Mom to stay inside are no match for this little dreamer, who uses everyday...

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$17.99
#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art...
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$12.95
Day with Yayah
Campbell, Nicola I

Set in the Nicola Valley, British Columbia, in Canada's westernmost province, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. A grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life and the natural world to her young grandchildren.

Item No. 9781566560412
$17.95
A Different Pond
Phi, Bao
A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and...
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$15.95
A Girl Like Me
Johnson, Angela

[A] rallying cry for girls to reject limitations others might place on them and their dreams.--starred, The Horn Book Magazine

Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on...

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$19.99
A is for Activist (Board Book)
Nagara, Innosanto
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy...

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$11.95
A is for Activist (Hardcover)
Nagara, Innosanto
This bestselling ABC book is written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. A...
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$17.95
A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asa
D'Aquino, Andrea
Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the...
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$17.95
A Line in the Dark
Lo, Malinda
"A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will leave you guessing til the very end.--Teen Vogue

"[A] riveting read...--NPR

The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond's best friend...

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$17.99
Abuela HB
Dorros, Arthur

A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' ChoiceAward!

Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York...

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$17.99
Abuela (Paperback)
Dorros, Arthur

A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' ChoiceAward!

Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York...

Item No. 9780140562255
$8.99
All Around Us
Gonzalez, Xelena

All Around Us begs to be shared over and over.--Yuyi Morales
A transcendent, perfectly gorgeous book.--Naomi Shihab Nye
ALSC Notable Children's Book

2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award: Picture Book Honor...

Item No. 9781941026762
$17.95
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Martinez-Neal, Juana
A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person...

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$15.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Look, Lenore
The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences--with a truly...

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$6.99
Always Anjali
Sheth, Sheetal
Anjali and her friends are excited to get matching personalized license plates for their bikes. But Anjali can't find her name. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her "different" name, and is so upset she demands to change it. When her parents refuse and she is forced to take matters into...
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$19.95
Amal Unbound
Saeed, Aisha
Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.

Life is quiet and...

Item No. 9780399544682
$17.99
American Born Chinese
Yang, Gene Luen

Gene Luen Yang was the fifth the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur Genius Grant.

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, American Born Chinese...

Item No. 9781250811899
$14.99
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon
Zhang, Kat
In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own...

Item No. 9781534463639
$17.99
An ABC of Equality
Ewing, Chana Ginelle
A is for Ability, B is for Belief, C is for Class. All people have the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from. This bestselling book An ABC of Equality introduces complicated concepts surrounding social justice to the...
Item No. 9781786037428
$15.99
An Indigenous People's History of the United States for Young People
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council


2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (...

Item No. 9780807049396
$18.95
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Sotires for Kids
Smith, Cynthia L

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the...

Item No. 9780062869944
$16.99