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Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of several works of fiction and nonfiction for children, including the Jumbies series, Marley and the Family Band, Because Claudette, and Minecraft: The Crash. Baptiste teaches in Lesley University's creative writing MFA program and volunteers with The Brown Bookshelf. You can find her on Twitter @TraceyBaptiste and on Instagram @TraceyBaptisteWrites.


Beautiful Noise

Open this unique picture book and meet John Cage, the pioneering, inspiring composer who believed all sound—from the crash of a slamming door to the whirr of a blender to the whoosh of the wind—was music. For John Cage, music was everywhere: in the hum of the refrigerator, the screech of a garbage truck, the patter of the rain. But other people disagreed. They

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Celebrate Women’s History Month!

To honor the occasion, we offer the following amazing books by and about remarkable women from so many different fields of endeavor and backgrounds. Celebrate the amazing women who have made history. From scientists to historians, activists, and creatives, we’re taking a look at their remarkable achievements. We hope they all continue to inspire you!

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Celebrate Black History Month!

Image from Gee’s Bend: Equal Justice by Essie Bendolph Pettway, Paulson Fontaine Press   February is Black History Month! Continue to celebrate the stories and achievements of the Black community throughout February and the rest of the year through self-education, conversation and action. Black History Month Amplify Black Voices: Cookbooks Amplify Black Stories: Children’s Books Amplify Black

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