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Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a CongresswomanSharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman by Sharice Davids
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sharice Davids shares her story of overcoming obstacles and other people’s perceptions to become the first LGBTQ Native American Congressperson. Learning about and experiencing firsthand the unequal treatment she and her people have endured over the years, she used her voice to make a difference. An inspiring picture book autobiography that will introduce readers to an incredible political figure who spoke out not just for her rights but for others.

Llama GlamaramaLlama Glamarama by Simon James Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fun book that celebrates being who you are. Larry the Llama has a secret and he’s scared that if it comes out the other llamas won’t like him anymore. But when he can’t deny who he really is any longer, he goes out to follow the beat of his own drum to find himself at a surprising destination full of music, colors, and acceptance!

Daddy  DadaDaddy Dada by Ryan Brockington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Simple text makes this a perfect picture book for even the youngest of readers to see how families come in all sorts of configurations as narrated by a young girl who has two dads.

The Bare Naked BookThe Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Updated to be even more inclusive, this picture books celebrates body diversity.

A New Alphabet for Humanity : A Children's Book of Alphabet Words to Inspire Compassion, Kindness and PositivityA New Alphabet for Humanity : A Children’s Book of Alphabet Words to Inspire Compassion, Kindness and Positivity by Leesa McGregor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A feel good and positive book that will hopefully start conversations and inspire action.

The Cardboard KingdomThe Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chad Sell oversees a group of graphic novel illustrators in telling the adventures of neighborhood kids who’ve created personas of themselves and all living in the Cardboard Kingdom. While full of imagination and creativity, the “real” moments of figuring oneself and navigating complicated feelings are what sets this graphic novel series apart from the rest.

The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast

The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast by Chad Sell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The kids of the Cardboard Kingdom are back just in time for Halloween and facing their biggest challenge ever. When a mysterious beast suddenly appears out of nowhere, it’ll take all of them setting aside their differences and working together to put an end to its sudden reign of terror.

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the WorldAgatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World by Mark Aldridge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With Agatha Christie being my favorite author of all time and Hercule Poirot being one of of my favorite literary characters ever, the little grey cells didn’t have to work too hard to figure out this was something I was going to read no matter what! To celebrate a century since his first appearance, it was nice (if not a bit tedious at times) to read an extensive overview about his cases, his endeavors from the printed pages, and his relationship with his creator.

You can view all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads page.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!

3 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- May 31, 2021

  1. What a great selection of books! I’m especially intrigued by Sharice’s Big Voice and The Cardboard Kingdom series. Agatha Christie’s Poirot sounds great as well—to think that an author could be so successful that other people would then write books about her characters! Thank you for the great post!

  2. I wish my library had a copy of Sharice’s Big Voice. I will be looking for that one. I read the first in The Cardboard Kingdom and loved the vibrant artwork. I still have to get to the next one. Happy Reading this week.

  3. I’ve had The Cardboard Kingdom on my list pretty much since book #1 came out. Perhaps your mention of it today will be what finally gets me to hunt down a copy. Sounds like something we’d really enjoy over here. Have a wonderful reading week, Earl!

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