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Stories We Love

Your Name Is a Song

Written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Illustrated by Luisa Uribe

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl’s mother teaches her about the musicality of her name and others on their lyrical walk home through the city. Your Name is a Song is a celebration to remind all of us about the beauty, history, and magic behind names.

Sulwe

Written by Lupita Nyong’o
Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

Veterans Families United Foundation

The Day You Begin

Written by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by Rafael López

It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael Lopez’s dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

Veterans Families United Foundation (VFU) has generously restocked our shelves and is the sponsor behind this round of free children’s books. In addition to our selected titles available for order, VFU members have chosen The Day You Begin for its sweet message of courage and connection. VFU is an all-volunteer organization that provides healing resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones.

Strictly No Elephants

Written by Lisa Mantchev
Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals in this sweet and adorable picture book. Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the importance of inclusion.

Listening With My Heart

Written by Gabi Garcia
Illustrated by Ying Hui Tan

When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself? Listening with My Heart is a beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of kindness, empathy and self-compassion.

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