Parenting Book Review: Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids by Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW

Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids: A guide to raising sexually healthy, informed, empowered young people by Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW Book description: Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids is your guide to creating an open, shame-free connection with the young people in your world. These talks will help caregivers create the kind […]

Chapter Book Review: The Money Spell by Adrienne Vincent Sutton

The Money Spell by Adrienne Vincent Sutton, illustrated by D.L. Tucker Book description: Isaiah needs money for the latest and greatest video game- now! Can his grandmother’s magic money spell help him create $150 out of thin air? Or is the “magic” that he makes all on his own the best way to get what […]

Picture Book Review: Sam! by Dani Gabriel

Sam! written by Dani Gabriel, illustrated by Robert Liu Trujillo From Goodreads: Sam loves riding his bike and learning about the American Revolution. He is full of laughter and joy. There’s just one problem: Sam’s family knows him as a girl named Isabel. Sam feels a sense of relief when he finally confides in his […]

Picture Book Review: When I Breathe Deeply by Jill Guerra

When I Breathe Deeply/Cuando Respiro Profundo by Jill Guerra, translated by Morelia Rivas From Goodreads: With her latest publication, Jill Guerra celebrates the power of the breath as a liberation tool. Amplifying the images and words of the youth of Oakland, When I Breathe Deeply, offers insight into the ways in which the youngest amongst us […]

Green watercolor background. With the title in red at the top. A large profile of a woman with short hair and a headband is behind a profile of Jamillah who had brown skin, a pony tail, and a yellow hoodie. The faces are looking to the right.

Chapter Book Review: She Hit Me First by Robert Mossi Alexander

She Hit Me First! written by Robert Mossi Alexander, illustrated by Lauryn Taylor Alexander, cover art by Robert Liu Trujillo From Goodreads: When Jamillah started Parker Elementary School it was hard for her to make new friends. Unlike her old school, no one there seemed to want to play with her. So, hitting was the […]

Picture Book Review: Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell

Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside written by Kenneth Braswell, illustrated by Joe Dent and Julie Anderson From Goodreads: This engaging story begins when two children are awakened by noises in the middle of the night outside the window of their inner-city neighborhood. Both their Dad and Mom spend the next morning explaining to them what […]


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