Your Name Is A Song

author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow; illustrator: Luisa Uribe

YOUR NAME IS A SONG is a story that reminds us of the beauty, history, and magic behind names.

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Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow – Your Name is a Song

FEATURED BOOKS

The Ocean Calls

The Ocean Calls

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story author: Tina Cho; illustrator: Jess X. Snow THE OCEAN CALLS: A HAENYEO MERMAID STORY features the free diving grandmas (Haenyeo) in the Korean province of Jeju whose livelihood consists of harvesting sea life from the ocean....

Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

The picture book, LET’S DANCE, is a rhythmic celebration of dance and diversity.

Evie’s Field Day

Evie’s Field Day

EVIE’S FIELD DAY is a story about winning and losing, and a decision between a chance at a trophy or an opportunity to be a good friend.

The Fabled Life of Aesop

The Fabled Life of Aesop

THE FABLED LIFE OF AESOP is the story of a slave using his gift to speak truth to power and liberate himself. It will give you a new perspective on the fables you’ve heard your whole life. THE FABLED LIFE OF AESOP has received several starred reviews and was hailed by School Library Journal as “amazing” and “a remarkable book.”

you matter

you matter

YOU MATTER is a picture book that blends self-love with different viewpoints of space and time, inviting the reader to engage with our world in new ways and see how everyone is connected and that everyone matters.

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