#Cybils Picture Book Biographies: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Picture book biographies have been hugely popular this year. Reflecting recent calls for increased diversity, these books aren’t all about the same few famous dead white guys, either. This week we are featuring some of the excellent titles nominated for … Continue reading

Children’s Books About African-American Ballerinas: Michaela DePrince

This week the spotlight is on children’s books featuring African-American ballerinas. Why choose books about African-American ballerinas? First of all, because there are a lot of great reasons to read diversely. Secondly, because a lot of good things can come … Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Have you ever wondered why the main Library of Congress building in Washington, D.C. is named for Thomas Jefferson? If you pick up the picture book Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by John O’Brien you … Continue reading