March 2021 Cultivate Compassion

Books of the Month

Tiara’s Hat Parade

by Kelly Starling Lyons; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Albert Whitman & Company)

When a new store opens that sells cheaper hats, Tiara—and the community she rallies—help revive her mother’s hat-making business.

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Each Tiny Spark

by Pablo Cartaya (Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers)

Emilia, who has ADHD, is trying to focus on rebuilding her relationship with her father, who is back from his deployment, and avoiding her overbearing grandmother. At the same time, she’s deciding how to handle the injustice and prejudice she discovers in her Atlanta suburb while working on her school project about the town’s history.

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They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott; illustrated by Harmony Becker (Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing)

This autobiographical graphic novel follows a young George Takei and his family during the U.S. government's incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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