Can a human be illegal? Authors E. Colfer, A. Donkin, and illustrator G. Rigano begin to unpack this question in the emotionally-gripping graphic novel, Illegal. The book serves as a counter-narrative that does much of the work that multicultural literature strives to do.
Audrey is a young girl who is determined to do everything that everyone else can do. She marches with other Civil Rights marchers and is jailed for standing up for her rights. Her story is a great example of how everyone can (and should) participate in social justice.
No Kimchi for Me is a beautifully illustrated picturebook about a young cat, named Yoomi, who absolutely hates kimchi. The book introduces an important symbol of Korean culture to young readers, while also missing the mark on authentic ethnic representation.
Where can be our home when our home planet (Earth) is no longer safe for us to live? Moving to an alien planet probably isn’t that easy!
Review by Morgan Withrow Did you know that as of 2018, women accounted for only 8% of national leaders? (Rutgers) Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio is a story of a little girl who is aiming to up that percentage, by taking the first step as president of her elementary school. The book follows Grace…