Diverse Books: #OwnVoices

156 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
Spring 2024

Ace and the Misfits

In his debut novel, Eddie Kawooya presents a fish-out-of-water story of immigration and the pains and joys of integration into a new and sometimes frightening environment. Loosely based on… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2024

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

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
Fall 2023

All the Things We Never Said

Sixteen-year-old Mehreen is overwhelmed by her anxiety and depression, and she doesn't believe anyone in her life will understand if she tries to talk about it. She's been thinking about… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2023

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
Fall 2023

A Pocketful of Stars

Safiya and her mother have never seen eye to eye. Her mother doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming, and shy Safiya doesn't think she has anything in common with her vibrant, sometimes… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2023
Spring 2024

A Ramadan to Remember

From the Series Holidays in Our Home

Ramadan is almost here! It's Zain's favorite time of the year. Well, it usually is. After a recent move and with no mosque or Islamic school in his new neighborhood, will Zain find a new… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2024

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
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Activism: Celebrating Leonidas H. Berry, Marley Dias, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

Activism focuses on changing systems. Black activists address injustices in everything from education to the environment. Throughout history, activists have led protests, researched policies, Read More →

  • Dewey: 323.089/96073
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Arts and Literature: Celebrating Gordon Parks, Amanda Gorman, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

There are many forms of art, and all of them have changed over time. In literature, dance, and fine arts, artists and writers have shared Black life, culture, and history. Many of them have… Read More →

  • Dewey: 709.2/396073
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Business: Celebrating Oprah Winfrey, Moziah Bridges, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

All types of businesses can help the economy while uplifting the communities they serve. Black business owners have opened restaurants, started media companies, and more. Their work… Read More →

  • Dewey: 650.1092/396073
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Entertainment: Celebrating Hattie McDaniel, Chadwick Boseman, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

The entertainment industry includes TV shows and movies, plays, comedy, and more. New people are always ready to show off their talent. Black entertainers such as Queen Latifah, Donald… Read More →

  • Dewey: 791.089/96073
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Music: Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Beyoncé, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

Music changes over time, and new artists rise to fame with every generation. Black artists of the past and present have produced hit songs, won Grammy Awards, and written about difficult or… Read More →

  • Dewey: 780.89/96073 [B]
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Politics: Celebrating Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

Black politicians have served in all levels of the United States government. As mayors, congresspersons, president, and more, Black politicians have created policies and initiatives to better Read More →

  • Dewey: 920.0092/96073 [B]
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Sports: Celebrating Fritz Pollard, Simone Biles, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

Athletes and the sports they play are popular across generations. Black athletes throughout time have become legends in their sports. They help shape the game, create change, and continue to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 796.089/96073
  • Copyright: 2024
Fall 2023

Black Achievements in STEM: Celebrating Katherine Johnson, Robert D. Bullard, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

In the past and present, Black people have developed new products and created new processes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Their work has addressed problems such Read More →

  • Dewey: 509.2/2
  • Copyright: 2024