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35 Picture Books for Young Activists

In All, Books by Carter Higgins24 Comments

Inspired by the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Representative John Lewis, we’ve compiled a list of thirty-five picture books perfect for rallying young activists and getting the next generation on the move for social justice.

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A Wide Open Window: How Ezra Jack Keats Found Peter

In Books, Inside the Book by Carter Higgins0 Comments

You remember Peter. You probably grew up with him, whether you are eight or eight times eight. That’s because Peter is a hero, collaged from words and hope and universal experiences. Painted and presented by a man who knew the same.

This, then, is a look at Peter’s roots, how he came onto the page, and who the man was that really truly saw him.

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Best of 2016: Comics

In Books by Matthew Winner2 Comments

Over the years, comic books have gravitated from stories about superheroes to stories about everyday people, portraying a variety of cultural backgrounds and a wide range of themes that speak to readers. Today’s comics allow us to witness moments of loss, vulnerability, bravery, and friendship, and at the end of the day, comics speak to the diverse and complicated situations readers deal with every day. The following comics represent the most insightful and beautiful of 2016 and help readers see themselves in the books they love in new and exciting ways. Enjoy our list of the best comics of 2016.

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Best of 2016: Chapter Books to YA

In Books by Matthew Winner0 Comments

The novels we read this year brought readers hope, challenged their perceptions, and illuminated experiences in ways both lasting and affecting. Enjoy our list of the best novels of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.