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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
(Simon & Schuster) June 11, 2024

This inspiring picture book biography introduces environmental scientist Nicole Hernández Hammer, who was recognized by former first lady Michelle Obama at the 2015 State of the Union Address for her efforts to partner with vulnerable communities threatened by climate change.
Albert Whitman & Company
September, 2014

Acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul brings the inspirational words from his songs to the pages of a new picture book! Based on his award-winning family album of the same name, The Hero in You introduces kids to thirteen real-life American heroes. From Chief Joseph to Rosa Parks, their remarkable, heroic lives motivate and encourage us to aim high and try our best. Also included is a special edition CD of The Hero in You with 14 songs and exclusive introductory tracks from Ellis Paul. Readers can listen along to the lyrical book text, then read additional facts about the heroes on each spread.
Written by Jill Starishevsky
Free Spirit Publishing, 2014


Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches you inappropriately, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another

safe adult.

Written by Lea Daniel
Cricket Magazine, January 2016 


A story about a brave mom and how she became a firefighter while raising  her family.


Watch a read aloud here.



From the Fields to the Fight: How Jessica Govea Thorbourne Organized for Justice

Atheneum Books


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An Island Called Home


Eerdmans Books for Young Readers


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Lee & Low Books

(Date TBD)

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