February 4, 2021 | melissa c
The following picture books affirm Black lives, bodies, experiences, and culture, and offer opportunities for discussion about racial injustice among parents and children of all races.
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice.
November 1, 2014 | madame librarian
An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case.
The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein. Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?
A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.
September 3, 2013 | SuzyQ
May 11, 2013 | madame librarian
November 22, 2011 | durbinm
Edgar Allan's official crime investigation notebook by Mary Amato — There's a thief at Wordsworth Elementary School and Edgar is determined to find out who it is! But this thief doesn't just stop with the classroom goldfish. Soon other classroom items disappear, and the culprit is leaving poems behind for clues. A fun mystery that will surprise readers at how much fun poetry can be.
January 13, 2011 | strande