Anastasia Suen

Developmental Editor

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights


Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights (Who’s Changing the World?)
by Eric Braun (Author)

Booktalk: Do you ever worry about people being treated unfairly? Do you wish you could help make things better? The civil rights activists profiled in this book do that every day. One teenager organized a hunger strike and a protest of 120,000 people to demand voting rights. Three friends started the Black Lives Matter movement by commenting on social media. Another activist started a petition that asked teen magazines to stop altering photos of girls’ bodies. And a farmworker organized other farmworkers and consumers to ask for higher wages and better working conditions. Explore the stories of these inspiring kids and adults, and learn how to start making a difference yourself.


Political candidates and advocacy have long worked hard to get young adults to vote. They know that young voters can be the key to winning elections. But many get-out-the-vote efforts focus on college students and young professionals.

That’s where the Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. comes in. He’s the founder and CEO of a group called the Hip Hop Caucus, an organization that promotes political activism among US voters using hip-hop music and culture.

Nonfiction Monday

It’s Nonfiction Monday!

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West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet


West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet
by Deborah Hodge (Author) and Karen Reczuch (Illustrator)

Booktalk: This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific West Coast — a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life.



It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Norbert’s Big Dream

Norbert’s Big Dream
by Lori Degman (Author) and Marco Bucci (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Norbert is a pig with a dream. It doesn’t matter if the other farm animals snicker behind his back, Norbert has always dreamed of swimming the English Channel. He’s been preparing and training and finally he’s ready for the big swim! But where exactly is the English Channel?!

Snippet:“I’m ready,” he said. “Which way to the English Channel?”

Unfortunately, this was something Norbert hadn’t considered.

Is it behind the barn? Nope.

Over the hill? Nope.

Around the bend? No channel.

“How can I cross the English Channel if I can’t even find it?”

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