Picture Books to Cherish!

Picture Books to Cherish!

March 25th at 1PM EST

Savor These Fabulous Titles!

In these four new picture books, we'll learn about The Long Friday — a real event in Iceland that inspired women around the world to stand up, walk out, and march together for women’s rights, we'll be reminded that even when nothing is going right… we can always choose to go left, then we'll celebrate the end of Ramadan with this luminous Muslim family story about faith, history, and delicious foods, and then finally, enjoy a sweet tale about three guinea pig sisters making their way in the world in this fun retelling of The Three Little Pigs! 

You won't want to miss:

  • I Dare! I Can! I Will!: The Day the Icelandic Women Walked Out and Inspired the World by LINDA OLAFSDOTTIR. 
    Vera and Mamma are headed out for a march, but it’s not just any march: It’s October 24 in Reykjavík, and on this day in 1975, the women of Iceland took the day off, walked out of their homes and away from their jobs—as farmworkers, butchers, and fisherwomen; wives, daughters, and children—and marched to demand equality and change, chanting: “I dare! I can! I will!” And they did, inspiring and empowering girls and women to make change, not just in their country, but all around the world.

  • The Three Little Guinea Pigs by ERICA S. PERL

    Our story follows three guinea pig sisters as they leave home to make it on their own, but their plans of living happily ever after are endangered by a hungry fox. However, these sisters won't give up so easily. They work together in a way only guinea pigs can to outsmart the fox and save the day. A laugh-out-loud retelling of "The Three Little Pigs," perfect for fans of fairy tales and guinea pigs alike!

  • When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left by MARC COLAGIOVANNI and PETER H. REYNOLDS. "One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left..." Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni’s lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds's stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.

  • The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story by AYA KHALIL

    On the night before Eid, it’s finally time to make special sweet treats: Teita’s famous ka’ak. Zain eagerly unpacks the ingredients from his grandmother’s bulky suitcase: ghee from Khalo Karim, dates from Amo Girgis, and honey from Tant Tayseer—precious flavors all the way from Egypt. Together with Mama and Teita, Zain follows his family’s recipe and brings to life Eid songs and prayers, pharaonic history, and the melodies and tastes of his Egyptian heritage.

Saturday, March 25th at 1PM EST via Crowdcast

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