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Books We Love

We work with lots of amazing books and love to take the opportunity to highlight our favorites.  Each month, our literacy team selects a few of our favorite books to share with our community. We will be sharing amazing books for a wide age range.  We will also use this space to highlight the voices and stories of those from historically marginalized groups. You can donate any of these titles and previous Books We Love using our Book Wish List.

January

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How We Eat: (We Are Little Feminists) 
by Shuli de la Fuente-Lau (Author), Little Feminist Press (Publisher)

Mealtime just got a whole lot more fun! HOW WE EAT helps families and educators discuss ability, culture, and food at home and in the classroom.

Complete with family discussion questions and a guide detailing the foods, tools, and utensils seen on each page. Created with 0-5-year-olds in mind.

See kids using bottles, spoons, chopsticks, GI tubes, forks, cups, and their hands to eat. See families nursing, pumping, spoon-feeding, and checking ingredient lists for allergens. Join in as families celebrate birthdays and holidays with traditional foods. Learn about foods like sushi, arepas, artichokes, dosas, and dumplings. Celebrate all the different ways we eat.

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A Sweet New Year for Ren
Michelle Sterling (Author), Dung Ho (Illustrator), Simon and Schuster (Publisher)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through a young girl’s family traditions in this charming picture book featuring illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist Dung Ho that also includes a recipe for pineapple cakes!

 

Little Ren looks forward to the preparation for and festivities of Lunar New Year, but she is always too little to help make the delicious pineapple cakes that are her favorite. She watches family members rolling out the dough and loves the mouth-watering smell. Watching and waiting, when will Ren be old enough?

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Team Chu and The Battle of Blackwood Arena
by Julie C. Dao (Author), Farrar Straus and Giroux (Publisher)

A rollicking, action-packed adventure of laser tag and fierce sibling rivalries, Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena is the first book in a commercial middle grade fantasy series by Julie C. Dao.

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All My Rage
by Sabaa Tahir (Author), Razorbill (Publisher)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.

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