OCTOBER: THE SPIRIT BOX
Riley wears whatever clothes feel right each day. This story is a gentle introduction to self-expression and not constraining yourself to societal expectations.
Ernie Barnes did something most people don't - he followed two of his dreams. Barnes fulfilled his childhood dream of being an artist after playing several years in the NFL.
Follow along with a young boy as he experiences the holy month of Ramadan with his family. Learn about the culture of respect and trust in Islam.
SEPTEMBER: THE JOY BOX
This informative and exciting read teaches kids about the human body and the incredible energy that each of them possess.
Twin sisters work together and combine their different skillsets to defeat a scary dragon that takes over a bridge in their town.
Family is important, no matter what that family looks like. This charming story discusses why families matter, even if they can be chaotic.
AUGUST: THE PEACE BOX
Salaam Alaikum means "Peace be upon you." Muslim singing sensation Harris J uses the greeting to teach a greater lesson about peace.
An inspiring biography of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a Black astrophysicist who has shown young dreamers that nothing is impossible.
Discuss the importance of world peace with your children through the analogy they know and love: pizza!
JULY: THE TRIUMPH BOX
A moving picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams.
The true story of the international rescue of the resilient Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand!
The inspiring story of autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin and her brilliant invention: the hug machine.
JUNE: THE JUSTICE BOX
Hip Hop Producer Timbaland spins what a young Black boy hears in the city into a gorgeous, rhythmic tale.
This story of immigration and separation shows what love, family, and justice truly mean in a compassionate, easy-to-understand way.
Juno Valentine steps into the shoes of strong woman social justice leaders, from Serena Williams to Frida Kahlo to Lady Gaga.
MAY: THE FREEDOM BOX
This charming read chronicles the gifts every immigrant brings to America in search of freedom for their loved ones.
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Roa Parks, this book shows that peacefully standing up for freedom makes a difference.
Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales writes a touching tale to his daughter about freedom, love, and acceptance.