Rosario Dawson Storyline Online

Acclaimed actor, activist, and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program Storyline Online. Dawson reads her personal favorite Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, Julius, the Baby of the World tells the tale of Lilly, …

young adult books

When Phil Stamper was growing up in the early 2000s, he couldn’t go into a Barnes & Noble and find an LGBTQ+ section for young adults. “There weren’t enough books to fill those shelves,” Stamper, a popular author of contemporary, queer young adult (YA) novels, told The 19th. His latest book, “Small Town Pride,” released …

rebel girls board book

Our friends at Rebel Girls have a new board book that will introduce your littlest reader to the lives of extraordinary women. Titled Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby’s First Book of Extraordinary Women, it features artists and inventors, athletes, and activists from around the world in colorful, inviting pages. This book will give …

Summer Reading: Five Books for Teens That Deal With Race

With a national debate raging about how – or even if – teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about how to navigate the subject of race. Parents may also find it difficult to broach topics of race in conversations with their teens. As a former junior high teacher …

Creative Kids Magazine Top Picks & Recommendations

I love every opportunity for the kids’ eyes to not be on a screen. That’s why I’m a fan of these creative kids magazines, as are my girls.   Kazoo Magazine Kazoo has been showing up in our mailbox since its launch in 2016. Since then, they’ve won three Parents’ Choice Gold Awards and a …

Connie Britton

Actor, producer, and mom Connie Britton understands all too well how busy things can get in a child’s life after school. That’s why multiple Emmy-nominee decided to lend her talents to Storyline Online by reading the fanciful yet poignant story of The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister —a little girl who’s over-scheduled, exhausted, and in …

Ten Books About Self-Love

Valentine’s Day can be so much more than a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. Skip the drugstore conversation hearts and pick up a book to freshen up shelves with stories about self-love and compassion. Whether it be a cheesy teenage romance novel or a motivational text preaching self-acceptance, mothers and teenage daughters alike …

Isis Asare

As a young girl, Isis Asare never shied away from making reading recommendations to her younger sister or neighborhood friends through a self-started book club. Her passion for sharing literature continues today through Sistah Scifi. The online bookstore is self-described as a “cauldron of all things afro-futuristism casting spells to uplift literature written by Black …

Cynthia Erivo Reads You a Story

Award-winning performing artist Cynthia Erivo is “this close” to getting her EGOT, but she’s not stopping there! Recently, Erivo completed a very special project that’s particularly close to her heart—a children’s book of inspiration drawn from her mother titled Remember to Dream, Ebere. As a gift to millions of fans and young readers everywhere, Erivo …

Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic

It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rebel Girls brand and its mission to helping raise an inspired and confident global generation of girls. Check out their latest book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh of Rebel Girls and #BlackGirlMagic originator …

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