• DECEMBER: Bilal Cooks Daal

    by Aisha Saeed Year Published: 2019

    Helping prepare his favorite dish from South Asia, 6-year-old Bilal invites a growing number friends to join his family for a meal and wonders if they will like slow-cooked lentil daal as much as he does

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  •  PROUDEST BLUE

    NOVEMBER: THE PROUDEST BLUE

    by Ibtihaj Muhammad Year Published: 2019

    A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

    With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.

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    OCTOBER: EYES THAT KISS AT THE CORNERS

    by Joanna Ho Year Published: 2021

    A New York Times Bestseller. This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.

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  •  The day you begin

    SEPTEMBER: THE DAY YOU BEGIN

    by Jacqueline Woodson Year Published: 2018

    National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

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