The books listed here are part of the All Voices, All Stories initiative for the South Orange Maplewood School District. Books purchased on this page will be donated to elementary schools throughout the district.
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream.
This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.
An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year.Not currently availableISBN: 9781250104403Availability: BackorderedPublished: Square Fish - April 18th, 2017
Saving Montgomery Sole is a beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.$17.99ISBN: 9781481450157Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 30th, 2016
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&$10.99ISBN: 9780312384487Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.$16.99ISBN: 9780544107717Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014
New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book
"A beautifullyNot currently availableISBN: 9781605540795Availability: BackorderedPublished: Redleaf Press - February 11th, 2014
The essential resource for 20 yearsNot currently availableISBN: 9780786814541Availability: BackorderedPublished: Hyperion Books for Children - June 3rd, 2002
"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.Not currently availableISBN: 9780763669713Availability: Special Order, Subject to AvailabilityPublished: Candlewick - June 14th, 2016
A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close.$17.95ISBN: 9781419705830Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him.$17.99ISBN: 9781481456906Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 13th, 2016
Newbery Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.
ImagiNot currently availableISBN: 9780399257742Availability: BackorderedPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015$18.99ISBN: 9780425287682Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2016
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.$16.99ISBN: 9780399239861Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 29th, 2013
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature$7.99ISBN: 9780140501827Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Puffin Books - October 28th, 1976
Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.$17.99ISBN: 9780439777339Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2007A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.
Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse.Not currently availableISBN: 9781423103851Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2007$8.99ISBN: 9780316523752Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001
A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years!
In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.
Not currently availableISBN: 9781583228500Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Triangle Square - November 4th, 2008
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey.$18.99ISBN: 9780545441964Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: The Blue Sky Press - August 26th, 2014Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children playfully creating a more generous, peaceful world where everyone shares with others.
All roads lead to kindness in this powerful final collaboration between Leo and Diane Dillon.$15.95ISBN: 9780981971452Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Vanita Books - April 1st, 2010
A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right. She has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child's curiosity, practical questions follow. "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?" To which she answers: "Daddy is my soccer coach.Not currently availableISBN: 9780803735866Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Dial Books - July 7th, 2011
Lola and Lotta are best, best, BESTEST friends who do completely everything together. They always pair up, they look after the tadpoles in the pond, and they especially always swap lunches. But when Evie, a new girl, joins the class, suddenly it's Evie whom Lotta does everything with, even lunch swapping.$17.99ISBN: 9780062252074Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may cNot currently availableISBN: 9780545478533Availability: Special Order, Subject to AvailabilityPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.
$16.95ISBN: 9781943200009Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - June 1st, 2016
"What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get.Not currently availableISBN: 9781847808646Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - August 1st, 2016
Why Are People Different Colors? provides the perfect platform to explore family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each fully-illustrated spread poses questions around the theme of identity and diversity, helping children to understand different ethnic structures, cultures, and ages and generations.$17.99ISBN: 9780803741072Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhereNot currently availableISBN: 9780679894452Availability: Special Order, Subject to AvailabilityPublished: Dragonfly Books - December 7th, 1998
Now in Dragonfly: a lively, empowering story about Brenda's knotted-up, twisted, nappy hair and how it got to be that way! Told in the African-American "call and response" tradition, this story leaps off the page, along with vibrant illustrations by Joe Cepeda.
Winner of a Parenting Reading Magic Award$17.99ISBN: 9780525478492Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2009
Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron's obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage—it is a young man's first courageous mission.Not currently availableISBN: 9780316070164Availability: Special Order, Subject to AvailabilityPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 3rd, 2010
It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.
A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.$17.99ISBN: 9780449817445Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.$7.95ISBN: 9781491465561Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Capstone Press - July 1st, 2016
She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.$17.95ISBN: 9781936261291Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Flashlight Press - September 1st, 2014Winner of:
2014 Christopher Award, Books for Young People
2014 ILA Primary Fiction Award
2015 MLA Mitten Award Honor
Human Rights in Children's Literature Honor
With humor and warmth, this children’s picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger
Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to th$17.99ISBN: 9780061804427Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Balzer + Bray - January 22nd, 2013
The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.$6.99ISBN: 9780763690427Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2016
“Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity.” — School Library Journal$16.99ISBN: 9781452111902Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015
Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party.$16.99ISBN: 9780807521755Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2003
When Mrs. Mack says she will soon be a grandmother, her students realize that teachers have families just like they do! Suddenly everyone in the class wants to share information about his or her own unique family.
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