Join us as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures.
May 2019Inspiring Curiosity
They Say Blue
By Jillian TamakiFollow a young girl through a year or a day as she explores and examines the world around her and shares her questions and imaginative thoughts.
Celebrating a Diverse America
Pie is for Sharing By Stephanie Parsley Ledyard; illustrated by Jason Chin
Introducing Different Cultures and Languages through Name Stories
Alma and How She Got Her Name By Juana Martinez-Neal
Exploring Your Community
Finding the Music / En pos de la música By Jennifer Torres; illustrated by Renato Alarcão; Spanish translation by Alexis Romay
Defining Oneself through “I Am” Poems
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story By Joseph Bruchac; pictures by Liz Amini-Holmes
Hygiene and Health
Do Not Lick this Book By Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost; scanning electron microscope images by Linnea Rundgren
Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School By Janet Halfmann; illustrated by London Lad
Celebrate animals, especially endangered species, with the Newbery Medalist author/poet, who reads from his delightful picture book, which pairs poetry with photographs from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, founder of Photo Ark.