by Tami Charles; illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara (Candlewick Press)
A grandmother teaches her granddaughter to make their traditional New Year’s soup and shares the story of Haitian independence.
by Kwame Mbalia (Rick Riordan Presents/Disney)
Tristan, in mourning for his best friend Eddie, attempts to recover Eddie’s story journal and finds himself on a mission to save a world populated with people he knows from stories—African American folk heroes and West African gods.
By Trevor Noah (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Trevor Noah recalls his childhood in South Africa and shares stories of his parents' illegal interracial relationship, apartheid, bullying, and poverty as well as dating, dancing, and daring entrepreneurship.
National Braille Literacy Month
Learn about Braille at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Try titles from our Read Across America Booklist about Dr. King and others who stood up for what they believe in and acted to make a difference.
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