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go and get with rex

GO AND GET WITH REX written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

David LaRochelle blends his typically intriguing perspective and humor with a structure that models out-of-the-box...
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THE UNBOXING OF A BLACK GIRL, written by Angela Shante

I need to start writing of Angela Shante’s courageous lyrical memoir THE UNBOXING OF A...
The Spaceman

THE SPACEMAN written and illustrated by Randy Cecil

Randy Cecil’s writing and illustrations create an engaging alien character in THE SPACEMAN. A perfect...
Back Home

BACK HOME: STORY TIME WITH MY FATHER written by Arlene Elizabeth Casimir and illustrated by Ken Daley

Author Arlene Elizabeth Casimir pictures the power of stories in BACK HOME: STORY TIME WITH...
My name is long as a river

MY NAME IS LONG AS A RIVER written by Suma Subramaniam and illustrated by Tara Anand

Suma Subramaniam’s MY NAME IS LONG AS A RIVER has a heroine who’d rather be...
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Untangling: Pre-Breakthrough Syndrome (Chapter 54)

The peace and comfort I found when I visited my mother at Clarebridge faded. For months...
I would love you still

I WOULD LOVE YOU STILL written by Adrea Theodore and illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Adrea Theodore's I WOULD LOVE YOU STILL has reassurance aplenty, not just in the message,...
How do I draw these memories

HOW DO I DRAW THESE MEMORIES? AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR, written and illustrated by Jonell Joshua

Jonell Joshua’s HOW DO I DRAW THESE MEMORIES? AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR is a collage that...
Mamas and Babies

MAMAS AND BABIES written and illustrated by Christie Matheson

Writer-illustrator Christie Matheson’s MAMAS AND BABIES is the kind of nonfiction that has a playfulness...
Small Things Mended

SMALL THINGS MENDED written by Casey Robinson and illustrated by Nancy Whitesides

Casey Robinson creates a convincing older hero in Cecil in her picture book SMALL THINGS...