The Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year Program seeks to confront issues of racial and social justice and promote cross-cultural understanding through literature.
James's Grandpa has many balloons that show his memories. As time passes, Grandpa's balloons start to float away. Now, it's up to James to share his balloons, and memories, with Grandpa.
The first Latin Supreme Count Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, writes about what inspired her to reach for her dreams - books!
Alexa immediately decides to befriend the new student, Ahmet, a refugee from Syria who doesn't speak English. Although communicating with Ahmet isn't easy, Alexa tries and tries again to gain his friendship.
One or more of the five students is suspected of vandalizing Theo's self-portrait. A teacher asks all five and Theo to spend a vacation together. The truths they share might change their lives forever.
Set in a near-future United States, Layla and her family are forced into an internment camp for Muslim Americans. Layla forms an unexpected alliance and fights for justice and against silent complicity.
An honest, conversational guide to discussing race without being condescending or preachy. Oluo herself, has a white mother and bi-racial children, so her insight is especially valuable on this subject.