Quarto Kids | 1 September 2019September Book List: Equality for Every Reader Share article facebook twitter google pinterest This month’s featured book list is all about celebrating diversity, equality, inclusion, and own voices. Show kids how to find and use their voices, start dialogues, and create a new generation of equality champions and heroes. The Power Book: What Is It, Who Has It, and Why?Foreword by Roxane Gay, Written by Claire Saunders, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Minna Salami, Mik Scarlet, Hazel Songhurst, Illustrated by Joelle Avelino Ages 7-11; Hardcover What makes you the boss of me? What makes a king a king, or a queen a queen? Why can some people vote for their leaders, but other people can’t? Does having lots of money make you powerful? Why are there fewer female scientists, leaders and artists than men in history books? With this inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to power, learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are. Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!By Arabelle Sicardi, Illustrated by Sarah Tanat-JonesAges 10-15; Hardcover This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes. From Freddie Mercury’s contribution to music, Emma González’s brave and powerful message, Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic legend, Harvey Milk’s refusal to stay quiet and so many more inspiring queer heroes and icons and their tapestry of stories. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book will show children that anything is possible. An ABC of EqualityBy Chana Ginelle Ewing, Illustrated by Paulina MorganAges 0-5; Board Book All people have the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like or where they come from. An ABC of Equality introduces complicated concepts surrounding social justice to the youngest of children. From A to Z, simple explanations accompanied by engaging artwork teach children about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it. This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the workBy Tiffany Jewell, Illustrated by Aurélia DurandAges 11-15; Paperback Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. Exercise prompts get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy’s Guide to LifeBy Riyadh Khalaf, Illustrated by Melissa McFeetersAges: 11-16; Paperback In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, YouTuber and presenter Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as interviews with inspirational queer role models, and encouragement for times when you’re feeling low. There’s a support section for family and friends written by Riyadh’s parents and LOADS of hilarious, embarrassing, inspiring and moving stories from gay boys around the world. High-Five to the Hero: 15 Favorite Fairytales Retold With Boy PowerBy Vita Murrow, Illustrated by Julia BereciartuAges 4-8; Hardcover What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a green, cloth-bound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favorite fairytales have been retold for a new generation. Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people wouldn’t typecast him, in this stereotype-busting title. Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves. ABC for Me: ABC What Can He Be?: Boys can be anything they want to be, from A to ZBy Jessie Ford from Sugar Snap StudioAges 3-6; Board Book Whether they’re fascinated by construction sites, fire trucks, teaching, dancing, music, books, or any other thing, boys can grow up to be whatever they want! ABC What Can He Be? presents a whole alphabet full of exciting, thoughtful, and wonderful things boys can do, including environmental engineering, fashion design, carpentry, quantum physics, and yoga instruction. This book shows that there are no limits to what boys can pursue. Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and PresentBy Jamia Wilson, Illustrated by Andrea PippinsAges 7-10; Hardcover Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement – a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women’s achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream… whatever it may be. A Little Bit DifferentBy Claire AlexanderAges 3-5; Hardcover Meet the ploofers. The ploofers have been practicing something special which they all want to do at the exact same time – but wait! What’s that? One of them does something different! When one little ploofer goes against the usual flow of things, the rest of them turn their backs on him. But all it takes is for one person to recognize the beauty in being different to spark a change in attitude of everyone. We have a wealth of books that explore messages of inclusion, diversity, and own voices. 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