Ghosts, ghouls, monsters and lore! In this month’s booklist we feature scary stories from across the globe – but don’t worry, even if there’s a little fright you can be sure to find a lot of enjoyment! Happy reading and stay spooky! Picture Books The Ghoul written by Taghreed Najjar, illustrated by Hassan Manasra A … Continue reading Reads for Spooky Season! – Volume II
At Atlas Book Club we believe that a good book and plate of delicious food is the first step towards learning about any new community. We’ve shared here some of our favorite food inspired stories from across the globe. The books on this list remind us how important our diverse traditions, cultures and ingredients are! … Continue reading Global Buffet – Volume I
We’ve shared here some of our favorite East Asian stories from across the region. As we jump from reading about magical worlds to learning the ways of the famous haenyeo divers in Jeju Island, South Korea we bring you stories that give us the space to explore our relationships with the ones we love while … Continue reading Enchanting Stories from Across East Asia – Volume I
We’ve shared here some of our favorite Caribbean stories from across the region. The Caribbean is home to many people and cultures and through our stories we were able to get a look into the life of youth from across the region. From exploring Afro-Caribbean culture, immigrant experiences and dealing with life after difficulty – … Continue reading Captivating Caribbean Reads – Volume I
We’ve shared here some of our favorite Western African stories from across the region. The books on this list dive us right into the heart of many West African inspired folktales and legends – allowing us the opportunity to explore stories from across the region with an added bit of magic. Growing up is not … Continue reading Wondrous Stories from Western Africa – Volume I
What I love about our selections this month is the diversity and intersectionality of the stories – traditional and modern, highlighting of relationships between Native Americans and the rest of the world, intentional intersectionality, and a deep celebration of history, culture and tradition. I just love it all! And I hope you do too! Happy … Continue reading Diving into Native American Stories – Volume I
At Atlas Book Club we love all things spooky whether it’s cursed dancing shoes, a city of vampires, monsters under the bed, or ghosts that refuse to ascend into the otherworld. Not only are we excited to share these spooky stories for all ages, but also to showcase hispanic heritage in our young adult October … Continue reading Reads for Spooky Season!
It’s Latin American Heritage Month! In celebration, we have pulled together these fun titles to celebrate the diversity of Latin culture. Enjoy these reads featuring Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican and Colombian culture. I love that the characters in these books learn to slay the dragons, imagined, mythical or figuratively, in their lives! I also love … Continue reading Learning About Latin America – Volume I
One thing we have never done here at Atlas Book Club is shy away from tough conversations. We roll up our sleeves and dive into the muck. When we, the adults in the room, are armed with information and knowledge, we are better equipped to have these conversations with the children in our lives. We … Continue reading Amplifying Iranian Voices!
I hope your summer has been filled with sun and fun, and bursts of joy and bellyful laughter that makes your eyes tear up and your cheeks ache! Because Pride is not limited to the month of June, here is a bonus YA booklist that celebrates all kinds of LOVE!!! With this selection you get … Continue reading Celebrating Pride Month!
Happy Summer Atlas Family! Summer time for most means time at the beach, or plane and train rides to fun destinations presenting excellent opportunities to while away the time buried in some fun, light reading. And if you are all about that Stay-cation this summer, I hope it means you are lounging in your favorite … Continue reading Perfect Summer Reads – Volume I
Happy Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African Americans that the Civil war had ended and that they were free under the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln two and a half years earlier. This holiday, now a Federal holiday, is celebrated to commemorate that … Continue reading Exploring Black History on Juneteenth!
Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In celebration of Asian culture, we are exploring the diversity of Asian stories! As you may know by now, folklore is one of my favorite types of stories. They remind me of my childhood in Nigeria – when the cousins were around, we would gather on the … Continue reading Celebrating the Diversity of Asian Stories