Drawn Together

Written by MINH LÊ Illustrated by DAN SANTAT At first glance, one might think that this story is simply about a strong connection between a grandfather and a grandson. However, within the first few pages, just through illustration, we learn that their connection was not always as close as the cover led us to believe. […]

I Am Perfectly Designed

Written by: Jason Brown and Karamo Brown Illustrated by: Anoosha Syed Reviewed by: Macey Putnam (2020-2021) “An ode to loving who you are, exactly as you are.” I am Perfectly Designed is a book that celebrates who you are and reminds the reader, no matter how they might feel, they are perfectly designed just the […]

Fatty Legs

Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes   “This book is a rare book” proclaims the first line of the foreword in this book. And it is. Fatty Legs is the true story of an Inuit girl, Olemaun (or Margaret) who leaves her home in the Arctic Circle to attend a […]

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Reviewed by Isabelle Grant. “When Dad went to a bank to borrow money to open a bookstore for black people, the banker said no. He said Dad could have a loan to sell fish and chips or […]