Grades 2 and up
Based on a real 1828 document appraising a home of a slaveholder and giving a monetary value for the 11 enslaved people. It pairs dramatic woodcut portraits of each individual with a poetic reimaging of their lives, struggles and aspirations.
Mixed media photo collages to show contrasting views of privileged children playing vs the less privileged who must work instead of play. Soccer balls aren’t fun if you have to labor all day to make them.
A beautifully illustrated examination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, shot in the face by Taliban terrorists.
Pre-K - Grade 3
What seems like a simple folk tale about a small village is actually a weightier story of the power of courage, and the importance of standing up to oppression. A noisy rooster refuses to be silenced by the mayor’s increasingly severe punishments, and inspires the town to speak out on his behalf.
Thumbnail portraits of 13 American women in history who achieved their various goals with tenacity; from the well-known like Harriet Tubman and Helen Keller, to the less familiar Clara Lemlich, and Virginia Apgar.
The inspiring true story of a secret forbidden school for African Americans held on a floating steamboat on the Mississippi River in the 19th century to legally avoid actually being “in the State of Missouri”.
Pre-K - Grade 3
Pinkney's interpretation of the classic tale offers the troll the opportunity to learn his lesson thanks to a monster fish with a taste for trolls.
Peter and his father manage to save only one book from their home as war rages throughout their country but it’s an important record of their previous life. The story celebrates the importance of recorded memories, and the resilience of those fleeing oppression.