Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780063082175
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry. "This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots is breathtaking.” —Kirkus (starred review) A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0062915622
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity.

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1664999345
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment.

Playing at the Border

Playing at the Border
Author: Joanna Ho
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0062994549
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Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho, delivers a poignant picture book biography about the musician Yo-Yo Ma, immigration, and using music to build bridges. Joanna Ho's lyrical writing and Teresa Martinez's vibrant art weave together to tell an inspiring story of Yo-Yo Ma, who challenges conventions, expectations, and beliefs in order to build bridges to unite communities, people, and cultures. A beautiful picture book biography to enjoy and share in the home and the classroom. Before Yo-Yo Ma became one of the most renowned and celebrated cellists, he wanted to play the double bass. But it was too big for his four-year-old hands. Over time, Ma honed his amazing talent, and his music became a reflection of his own life between borders, cultures, disciplines, and generations. Since then, he has recorded over a hundred albums, won nineteen Grammy Awards, performed for eight American presidents, and received the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, just to name a few accomplishments. Staying true to himself, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande on April 13, 2019, as part of his multi-continent "Bach Project" tour to prove a point--through music, we can build bridges rather than walls between different cultures.

The Starkeeper

The Starkeeper
Author: Faith Pray
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781984892720
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fallen star and one child's kindness lead to a chain of good works that change her town from a dreary, dark place to one of dazzling brightness. When a girl finds a fallen star, she decides to keep it hidden. But this star encourages kindness and needs to shine, so it comes out from the shadows. At first the glow from the star starts to fade, and the girl worries--maybe she's not a very good starkeeper. Then a chance gesture of kindness seems to brighten the star, and soon this kindness leads to a chain of good works that light up the once-dreary town. The art of the book follows the star's journey and lights up more and more with each act of kindness.

New Clothes for New Year s Day

New Clothes for New Year s Day
Author: Hyun-Joo Bae
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781933605296
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Korean girl is excited about the new year, especially because it means she can get dressed in her traditional New Year's Day clothes, which take a while and some effort to get into.

Laxmi s Mooch

Laxmi s Mooch
Author: Shelly Anand
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781984815668
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache. Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over--on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows. With her parents' help, Laxmi learns that hair isn't just for heads, but that it grows everywhere, regardless of gender. Featuring affirming text by Shelly Anand and exuberant, endearing illustrations by Nabi H. Ali, Laxmi's Mooch is a celebration of our bodies and our body hair, in whichever way they grow.

G My Name Is Girl

G My Name Is Girl
Author: Dawn Masi
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780593304044
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Release: 2021
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A song of celebration from Argentina to Zambia"--Cover.

Oona

Oona
Author: Kelly DiPucchio
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780008508487
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Release: 2021-08-05
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet a brave little mermaid searching for a very special treasure in this heart-warming and gorgeously illustrated celebration of friendship, creativity and digging deep for determination!

Rissy No Kissies

Rissy No Kissies
Author: Katey Howes
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781728424613
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Carolrhoda Books ®
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lovebird who doesn't like kisses?! Rissy's friends and family wonder if she's sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can one little lovebird show everyone that there's no one right way to show you care? Rissy No Kissies carries the message that "your body and your heart are yours, and you choose how to share." A note at the end provides further information for kids, parents, and educators about body autonomy, consent, and different ways to show affection. "This is an artistic gem for consent discussions, sensory-processing contexts, and anyone who champions children's agency and bodily autonomy. Radiant."—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Ten Little Dumplings

Ten Little Dumplings
Author: Larissa Fan
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735266209
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Tundra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If one son is lucky, then ten must be great luck indeed! But where does that leave an only daughter? Based on a true family story, this inspiring picture book about a different perspective tells the tale of a girl determined to be seen, who finds her own voice and makes her own luck. In the city of Fengfu, there lives a very special family -- special because they have ten sons who do everything together. Their parents call them their ten little dumplings, as both sons and dumplings are auspicious. But if you look closely, you'll see that someone else is there, listening, studying, learning and discovering her own talent -- a sister. As this little girl grows up in the shadow of her brothers, her determination and persistence help her to create her own path in the world . . . and becomes the wisdom she passes on to her own daughter, her own little dumpling. Based on a short film made by the author, inspired by her father's family in Taiwan, Ten Little Dumplings looks at some unhappy truths about the place of girls in our world in an accessible, inspiring and hopeful way.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780307793447
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Release: 2013-10-30
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

The Paper Kingdom

The Paper Kingdom
Author: Helena Ku Rhee
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525644613
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When the babysitter is unable to come, Daniel is woken out of bed and joins his parents as they head downtown for their jobs as nighttime office cleaners. But the story is about more than brooms, mops, and vacuums. Mama and Papa turn the deserted office building into a magnificent kingdom filled with paper. Then they weave a fantasy of dragons and kings to further engage their reluctant companion - and even encourage him to one day be the king of a paper kingdom."--Provided by publisher.

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
Author: Kat Zhang
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong. Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance…Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

You Are Enough A Book About Inclusion

You Are Enough  A Book About Inclusion
Author: Margaret O'Hair,Sofia Sanchez
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781338701678
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful and inclusive picture book all about celebrating being yourself from Down syndrome advocate and viral sensation Sofia Sanchez! It can be hard to be differentwhether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU. This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia Sanchezan 11-year-old model and actress with Down syndromereminds readers how important it is to embrace your differences, be confident, and be proud of who you are. Imagine all of the wonderful things you can do if you don't let anyone stop you! You are enough just how you are. Sofia is unique, but her message is universal: We all belong. So each spread will feature beautiful, full-color illustrations of a full cast of kid characters with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. This book will also include back matter with a brief bio of Sofia and her journey so far, as well as additional information about Down syndrome and how we can all be more accepting, more inclusive, and more kind.

Hair Love

Hair Love
Author: Matthew A. Cherry
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780525553489
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love" "I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this." - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from Academy-Award winning director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison. Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere. A perfect gift for special occasions including Father’s Day, birthdays, baby showers, and more!

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon
Author: Kat Zhang
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781534463639
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Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right...None of them feels like hers. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, can they make Amy’s perfect dragon?

My Day with Gong Gong

My Day with Gong Gong
Author: Annick Press, Limited
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1773214284
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Release: 2022-04-12
Editor: Annick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Am Enough

I Am Enough
Author: Grace Byers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780063054073
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Plus don't miss I Believe I Can—the next beautiful picture celebrating self-esteem from Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo!

A Small Kindness

A Small Kindness
Author: Stacy McAnulty
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780762495238
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Running Press Kids
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children—from the award-winning author of Excellent Ed and Sun! One In a Billion. It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike. Award-winning children's book author Stacy McAnulty packs a powerful punch with minimal text, providing a sweet message about all the small ways one can be kind. Illustrator Wendy Leach creates a diverse cast of characters while using color as a visual cue to how kindness is able to spread, even in a small community like a school. Overall, A Small Kindness is sure to speak to this new generation of children and their parents.