Children - Social Issues

Joshua and Stranger Danger

By Joan E Derrick

Joshua and Stranger Danger is a children’s picture book written by Joan E. Derrick and illustrated by Laila Savolainen. Seven-year-old Joshua was on his own that afternoon after school came out. He usually had his older brother for company, but Ethan wasn’t there that day....

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Giorgie's Christmas Dinner

By Joan E Derrick

Giorgie's Christmas Dinner is a holiday-themed picture book for children written by Joan E. Derrick and illustrated by Laila Savolainen. Summer in Australia can get very hot, and people make sure to get all their chores finished early in the day. It’s almost Christmas, and...

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Warrior Princess

By Kris Ayers

Warrior Princess is a children’s picture book written by Kris Ayers and illustrated by Tina Unrein. In the small, hidden magical village of Feliz, all residents are openly welcomed with a smile. The Warrior Princess of the village, Kiana, spends each day and night patrolling...

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#thebuildup

12 Daily Affirmations for Young Boys of Color
By Carliss Maddox

Carliss Maddox's #thebuildup: 12 Daily Affirmations for Young Boys of Color covers the important subject of self-belief and how this can be improved with simple daily affirmations. In today's society, children have high expectations of themselves when they are very young, and through media, parents...

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Sour Lemon and Sweet Tea

The Sour Lemon Series Book 1
By Julane Fisher

Sour Lemon and Sweet Tea: The Sour Lemon Series, Book 1 by Julane Fisher is a beautiful story with some powerful messages for young readers. Eleven-year-old Lillie Mae and her twin, Ellie, live on a chicken farm in Triple Gap, a sleepy town forty miles...

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The Verbal Bully

Brown Bear & Oofie Present
By Masami S.C.

The Verbal Bully is a title from The Brown Bear and Oofie series for young readers. Both written and illustrated by Masami S.C., the tale of The Verbal Bully deals with the harshness of a bully’s words. As Brown Bear celebrates the beautiful day outside,...

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Bottom Burps

By Dave Cudd

Bottom Burps is a children’s picture book written by Dave Cudd and illustrated by Brendan Mauer. As a young boy ponders his loud and odorous bodily functions, he comes to realize that flatulence is a natural occurrence as long as he excuses himself afterwards. But...

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Ella

Who Am I?
By La'Shaun Garcia

Five-year-old Ella is confused about who she is. She doesn’t think she looks very much like her mother, who is African American, or her father, who is Mexican American. On her first day of kindergarten, she tells her new teacher, Mrs. Chang, that she thinks...

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Alabama Oh

Artist, Dandelion Dreamer, and Independent Girl (Explore Artists Book 2)
By Andi Cann

Alabama Oh: Artist, Dandelion Dreamer, and Independent Girl by Andi Cann,‎ with illustrations by Micaela Stefano, follows the story of a young girl, vivid with life and enchanted by flowers and color, and her struggle in a bland, colorless town. Alabama Oh - her name,...

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The Very Unluckily Lucky Quaroo

By Magic Mike

The Very Unluckily Lucky Quaroo is a children’s book written and illustrated by Magic Mike. The Quaroo is a unique bird which is rare and has incredible plumage. People come from afar just to touch it, taking a feather for their collection, not caring about...