Six Picture Books for Transgender Awareness Week

November 13-19 marks Transgender Awareness Week, a yearly tradition that precedes Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20—a day that honors the lives taken by anti-trans violence. This week is intended to promote the visibility of the entire trans community, raising awareness about their stories, experiences, and the issues they currently face.

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Five Witchy Reads for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s already a hint of magic in the air. Soon the streets will be filled with ghost, goblins, and witches slipping from house to house in search of whoever’s giving out full-size candy bars. But hey—no judgment here if you turn off the porch light, grab that bowl of candy, and settle down for a quiet night with a good book.

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Five Wordless Picture Books

Traditionally, picture books are simple: illustrations and light text build a complete story in only a few short pages. And though these two individual crafts work in tandem, any good picture is made up of elements that work just as perfectly on their own. That’s what’s so exciting about wordless picture books, which completely drop half of the equation— they allow readers to cook up stories to match the images they see before them.

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