JANUARY: THE LOVE BOX
The renowned Edwidge Danticat spins a charming tale about the love and comfort that a mother can offer if her child isn't feeling well. A warm, happy story about healing that is bound to make us all feel better.
A young Latino boy goes on a fantastical nighttime ride with the lions that guard the New York City Public Library. On his journey, he discovers the power of books in his life and in the lives of others.
When two sticks fall to the ground outside his home in the city, Max is introduced to the world of making music. He starts to listen more closely to the sounds of the city, and makes beautiful music without traditional instruments.
DECEMBER: THE CURIOSITY BOX
Three siblings enjoy the colorful Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan -- a celebration of the special relationship between brothers and sisters.
Told with humor and heart, a mother tells her child that she's simply too tired to be Mommy tonight and asks her daughter to take over for her.
A funny picture book that celebrates the boundlessness of a child's imagination and celebrates the teachers, families, and friends who get wrapped up in their fantastic worlds.
NOVEMBER: THE GRATITUDE BOX
Published by Amnesty International, this book features 16 different freedoms, each accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It shows why our human rights are so important -- and why everyone deserves them.
Carlos Santana loved to listen to his father play el violín. It was a sound that made angels real. Carlos wanted to make angels real, too. So he started playing music. This is the heartwarming story of the rock legend.
A boy and his twin do everything together―leapfrog and piggyback rides, dancing and disagreeing, and everything in between! This charming picture book is a celebration of twinhood―whether you look alike or not!
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 Rosa 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.