Alianzas Recommended Readings
These are a few books that have touched and inspired us, we hope it brings you as much warmth and comfort reading these as well. These books are also great at promoting understanding and furthering knowledge to encourage positive advocacy. Stay tuned for more to come!
After 300 years of forced bondage;hands bound, descendants of Africapicked up their souls—all that they owned—leaving shackles where they fell on the ground,headed for the nearest resting place to be found.Deeply emotional, evocative free verse by poet and activist Sojourner Kincaid Rolle traces the solemnity and celebration of Juneteenth from its 1865 origins in Galveston, Texas to contemporary observances all over the United States. This is an ode to the strength of Black Americans and a call to remember and honor a holiday whose importance reverberates far beyond the borders of Texas.
"A compelling exploration of the differences between children that make them unique as well as the common humanity that unites them." (Publishers Weekly)
Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different from each other. But inside, they are all alike.
Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations and remind children to accept differences, to recognize similarities, and—most importantly—to rejoice in both.
Soñadores is a celebration of what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes. It's a story about family. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam. Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless.
Americanah tells a story of a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who immigrates to the United States to attend university. The novel Traces Ifemelu's life in both countries, threaded by her love story with high school classmate Obinze...
A book of real-world affirmations that highlight the various abilities and attributes of the reader while exposing readers to realistic possibilities of rejection of difference in various forms. What I Tell Myself FIRST then enables readers to form mental frameworks to surmount those forms of rejection of difference and achieve positive self-actualization. ~Michael A. Brown
An empowering story about finding your voice and using it to make the world a better place. A New York Times Bestseller The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something! In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference.