#kidlit Biography of Pete Seeger: Stand Up and Sing

“Pete Seeger was born with music in his bones” That powerful statement encapsulates Susanna Reich’s new picture biography, Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Why read about Pete Seeger? … Continue reading






#ReadYourWorld #Kidlit: I am Rosa Parks by @BradMeltzer

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 has arrived. It’s a huge, fantastic celebration of diversity. Be sure to check the pages that gather links for many, many more wonderful books. Disclosure: This book was provided by Penguin Group for review purposes. … Continue reading






Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

Black History Month is coming up in February. Celebrate by reading the incredible picture book Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks and illustrated by Colin Bootman, which honors the life of an inspiring man … Continue reading






#Cybils: Kathleen Krull’s Biography of Sonia Sotomayor Rules

I’ll confess that I am a big fan of Kathleen Krull. She is the master of biography, both because she knows how to find interesting people to write about, particularly women, and because she encapsulates their lives perfectly. That’s why … Continue reading