Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color. In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen! Featuring boy/male leads: As Brave as You
by Jason Reynolds (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian) The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older -- for a mature 10yo only) The Cruisers series
by Walter Dean Myers Kinda Like Brothers
by Coe Booth Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis Featuring girl/female leads: One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia Flygirl
by Sherri L. Smit Bayou Magic
by Jewell Parker Rhodes The Jumbies series
by Tracy Baptiste The Mighty Miss Malone
by Christopher Paul Curtis Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond Nefertiti Austin:
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