Congrats!

It's June! 

June is always so busy! It's like we want to wipe the cold weather and gloomy days off our feet! Lissen, I know we still in a pandemic. I just need some happy-ish days! Here are 3 new book lists for you!

 

#SuperGay - no explanation needed.  Read these books. Pass them around. Doesn't matter if you identify as queer or want to be an ally, these books are for you!

We Outta Here- School's out for summer! Kids need to pretend computers don't exist for a while! They need hands-on arts and crafts, fun STEM activities, and time to run around like the maniacs we know and love!

Congrats - June kicks offs grad parties and the wedding season.  Here are some great books to gift. Buy a set, put your signature one-liner in, sign them and you good to go. 

Michelle Obama - Tuskegee University - 2016

Steve Jobs - Stanford University - 2005

Jason Reynolds - Lesley University - 2018

Natalie Portman - Harvard University - 2015

 

I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452126999
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2015

A New York Times Bestselling Children's Book!

An exuberant, inspirational book for kids full endless good wishes—wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace.


• From extraordinary talents Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
• Comprised of simple, moving text and illustrations


For Every One Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481486248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 10th, 2018

“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr.


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller
 
Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition, perfect for graduation or any special occasion.
 


Always Remember Cover Image
By Cece Meng, Jago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399168093
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Published: Philomel Books - February 16th, 2016

A lyrically told, beautifully illustrated book that brings comfort to children--and adults--who have lost someone they love


Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters Cover Image
By Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375835278
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2010

Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured!


The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword and brand-new tools Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593133583
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In hardcover for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and brand-new tools to make the work your own.


You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338630749
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

A beautiful and inclusive picture book all about celebrating being yourself from Down syndrome advocate and viral sensation Sofia Sanchez!

It can be hard to be differentwhether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great!


You Belong: A Call for Connection Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780062940650
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Published: HarperOne - August 25th, 2020

"A POWERFUL WORK OF SPIRITUALITY AND ANTI-RACISM"—Publishers Weekly

"IF YOU READ ONE BOOK IN 2020, MAKE IT THIS ONE."—Tricycle 


This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316068222
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009

In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was.


Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812996272
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Published: Random House - April 22nd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring meditation on kindness from the author of Lincoln in the Bardo is based on his popular commencement address.


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—Booklist


Whatever You Are  Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon (Motivational Books, Books of Quotations, Milestone Gift Books) Cover Image
By Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452124834
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 1st, 2014

A collection of 100 quotes beautifully hand-lettered with accompanying artwork


The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250307507
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 26th, 2019

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.

That journey starts right here.


How Far You Have Come: Musings on Beauty and Courage Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310456599
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Published: Zondervan - April 27th, 2021

It's All Love: Reflections for Your Heart & Soul Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593174562
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

This uplifting and beautifully illustrated gift book from award-winning actress Jenna Ortega will inspire you to lean into faith and love and family during life's most difficult, and most joyous, moments.  

I want you, my readers, to know that you are not alone. We are in this together.


Gifts of the Heart Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399160943
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2013

Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love.
 


Rhythm: Uplifting Quotes from the African American Perspective Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781982254285
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Published: Balboa Press - September 22nd, 2020

African Americans have a culture rich in diversity, knowledge, and wisdom. The valuable lessons learned from slavery through the present day will be passed on for generations, many times in the form of quotes, which implore us to expand our minds to reach a higher level of being. Quotes resonate within your soul in a way that opens your world to a whole new outlook. "Rhythm ...


Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538705001
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 18th, 2021

This inspirational memoir serves as a call to action from prison reform activist Yusef Salaam, of the Exonerated Five, that will inspire us all to turn our stories into tools for change in the pursuit of racial justice.

They didn't know who they had.

So begins Yusef Salaam telling his story.


Graduation Mad Libs Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780843113495
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Published: Mad Libs - March 24th, 2005

Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and a great gift for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories about grads of all ages. Put on your cap and NOUN because it’s time to celebrate in style with Graduation Mad Libs.