Diverse Books: #OwnVoices

101 records found. Displaying 1 - 24.

A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel

In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 741.5'944
  • Copyright: 2013

A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal

It's the Festival of Lights in Nepal, and today is the day to honor dogs! Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu, passing by twirling kites and bamboo swings, looking for a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2018

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Copyright: 2012
Fall 2022

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return: Expanded Edition

This expanded edition of A Game for Swallows features a new, illustrated afterword, as Abirached reflects on the meaning of her memoir's title, the graffiti that inspired it, and the future… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 741.5/95692
  • Copyright: 2022

A Girl Like Me

"[A] rallying cry for girls to reject limitations others might place on them and their dreams."—starred, The Horn Book Magazine "Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 811/.54
  • Copyright: 2020

Almost to Freedom

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2003

A Map into the World

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2019

A Map into the World (Chinese Edition)

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world, Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2021

A Matter of Souls

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2014

Auma's Long Run

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2017

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Coretta Scott King Author Award Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi. Sitting… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 363.28'2092
  • Copyright: 2009
Spring 2023

Big Kids Don't Get Butterflies

"Each year I get bigger and stronger, and I get to ride more rides!" At this year's fair, a child is eager to try the big kid rides after growing just enough. The little kid rides only go… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2023

Body Image: Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

From the Series Lorimer Deal With It

Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Copyright: 2021
Fall 2022

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things—from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen—provide… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 305.8
  • Copyright: 2022
Spring 2022

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect

Discover the true story of the woman Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nicknamed "Red" because of her fiery spirit! Mary Hamilton grew up knowing right from wrong. She was proud to be Black, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 323.092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2022

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 811/.6
  • Copyright: 2018
Spring 2023

Clasificado (Classified): La carrera secreta de Mary Golda Ross, ingeniera aeroespacial cheroqui (The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer)

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.1092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2023

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 629.1092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2021
Spring 2022

Classroom Confidence: Georgie Dupree

From the Series Georgie Dupree

A is for Affirmation! Georgie Dupree loves learning, but on her first day at her new school, she has worrisome thoughts about the school year: “What if I get lost? What if I don’t make any… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2022

Daim Ntawv Qhia Mus Rau Hauv Lub Ntiaj Teb (A Map into the World)

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world, Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2021
Spring 2022

Drawn to Friends: Georgie Dupree

From the Series Georgie Dupree

Georgie Dupree loves to have fun with her friends, but what happens when she moves to a new city where she doesn’t have a single one? When the usually bubbly and ever-so-spunky Georgie can’t… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2021
Spring 2022

Eighteen Vats of Water

As long as he can remember, Xian has wanted to be a great calligrapher, like his father. When he turns six, he's finally old enough to start studying. Calligraphy is more than writing—it's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2022
Fall 2022

El secreto del plátano (The Secret of the Plátano)

Under the full moon, Abuela leads an enchanted dance, bows to the sky and the night winds, and helps her curious grandson discover the rhythm of his heartbeat while listening to the great… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2022

Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad's fiancé, Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. His best… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2022