—Delia LaJeunesse

Michaela Goade’s illustrations in We Are Water Protectors (written by Carole Lindstrom) are absolutely stunning. The art feels like something you could cut out and build an altar around, a small ode to the earth. I’m not encouraging the destruction of books here, but perhaps a copy of…

—Delia LaJeunesse

There is something about the style of illustration in Digging For Words, written by Angela Burke Kunkel and illustrated by Paola Escobar, that pulls me almost immediately into a dreamy, imaginative space. I appreciate this quality in children’s books immensely. It is a form of magic. And it…

— Delia LaJeunesse

The Gilded Ones is a wonderful dystopian story packed with social commentary on gender roles, female empowerment, and power dynamics. Namina Forna drives her readers deep into the realm of fantasy, inspired by the AfroFuturism movement. It is this genre choice that I most want to focus…

The Red Pencil, by Andrea Davis Pinkney has felt really difficult to write about. In part I think because it is a book about an international conflict, and these always feel farther than I wish they would. In part because I keep thinking about Tigray, and feeling a helplessness that…

Good Trouble For Kids

An arts initiative promoting the work of BIPOC writers and illustrators. We are two white women engaged in social activism through the arts.

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