Written by Gene Luen Yang | First Second | March 17, 2020 | 9781626720794 | Hardcover | $24.99
This is the perfect book for any basketball obsessed kiddo as well as for the kiddo averse to organized sports. Yang sets up the history of the game, with some American cultural history added in against the backdrop of the 2015 California state high school basketball championship. Readers will be exposed to the American Civil Rights movement, and how the game of basketball crossed those lines. Read More.
Written by Bobbie Clark, illustrated by Summer Macon | Beaming Books | August 11, 2020 | 9781506464169 | Hardcover | $17.99
This is a sweet new picture book of a little girl who can’t get rid of a negative thought. It helps teach children the practice of mindfulness when they sometimes can’t get rid of unwanted thoughts no matter how hard they try. In this story, a little girl tries to get rid of her unwanted thought by ignoring it, yelling at it, and crying about it. She ends up feeling frustrated until she finally recognized that and addresses the thought with saying, "Hello." Now, she finally notices more beautiful and positive thoughts all around her. As she catches hold of new thoughts, the girl discovers she can fill her mind with whatever she chooses. Read More