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Books to read with your kids this year

It’s time to come up with a new list of books to read with your kiddos this year. We’ve come up with a list of books you should checkout—each of them easy to read and paired with a strong message!

  1. We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. The world is a pretty divisive place these days, and finding ways to talk to kids about politics, social change, prejudice, racism, and the path to justice can be challenging. This collection of poems, letters, essays, art, and honest advice is a wonderful place to start
  2. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. The title of this book alone is intriguing, but the story is even better. You’ll have to trust me that Brangwain Spurge is a character you’re going to want to get to know. He’s a historian, spy, and scholar and, well, there’s just no other way to say it, an elf. He’s supposed to bring the goblin lord a peace offering but may have started a war instead.
  3. The House with Chicken Legs. If your kids saw “Ant-Man and the Wasp” this summer, they may have had a few questions about who or what a Baba Yaga is. Lucky for you, Sophie Anderson’s new book has all the answers and an inventive story about a young girl named Marinka who chafes at her life in a house with chicken legs and a Yaga grandmother who spends every night helping the dead cross over to the afterlife. But when Marinka disobeys her grandmother’s strict rules, things go horribly wrong.
  4. Amal Unbound. Set in Pakistan, 12-year-old Amal’s life changes drastically when she’s forced to work as an indentured servant for the rich Khan family. With her growing awareness of the Khan’s illegal activities and an unpleasant new enemy, Amal must find the courage to stand up for justice and change.
  5. The Lifters. When Granite and Catalina discover a magical doorway to a labyrinth of tunnels underneath their town, they learn that it’s up to them to save the world from the mysterious forces below the earth.

During the new year, be sure to add reading with your kids into your daily schedule. It’s a great bonding activity and a fantastic way to give your kids perspectives on important topics.

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