by Sonia Sotomayor; illustrated by Rafael López (Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin)
As kids with different disabilities create a garden together, they share that it's okay to be different and that it’s okay to ask about those differences.
by Jamie Sumner (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
When 12-year-old Ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her grandfather, Ellie is not just the new kid in town—she’s the new kid in the wheelchair who is one of the excluded “trailer park kids”—until she starts to make her first-ever friends.
edited by Lamar Giles (Crown)
This collection by diverse authors about diverse characters includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers.
Library Card Signup Month
Promote library love with this Read Across America Booklist.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Check out these Hispanic Heritage Booklists from Colorín Colorado.
International Literacy Day
This United Nations event reminds us of the importance of literacy as a matter of human rights.
September 27–October 3
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