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18 Picture Books that Celebrate Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to share the little-known stories of American women all month long. Each book on this list tells... Read More

11 Books to Read for Presidents’ Day

From historical facts about our nation’s presidents to fun election stories, the books in this collection will educate and entertain young readers. Read More

Biographies, Picture Books & Graphic Novels for Kids Ideal for Black History Month (updated 1/2024)

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories... Read More

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9 Important Books That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

This collection of titles from Astra Books for Young Readers will help kids understand Martin Luther King Jr., an impactful figure... Read More

Gary Golio on Everywhere Beauty is Harlem

Meet Gary Golio, the author of Everywhere Beauty is Harlem: The Vision of Photographer Roy DeCarava, illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Gary Golio is a visual artist, musician, a psychotherapist,... Read More

Gail Jarrow COVER REVEAL! SPIRIT SLEUTHS: How Magicians and Detectives Exposed the Ghost Hoaxes is coming this Fall.

Multi-award winning author Gail Jarrow’s newest YA nonfiction book will be released on September 10, 2024. Gail Jarrow’s books for young readers have been recognized as Winner of the Excellence... Read More

Best of the Best: ABFYR’s 2023 Books on Best Of Lists

As the year comes to a close, we’re celebrating Astra Books for Young Readers’ Best Of 2023 books as voted on by readers! 🏅 A 2023 Horn Book Fanfare Book... Read More

Ray Shephard A Long Time Coming

From the Desk of Ray Anthony Shepard

Listen to Ray Anthony Shepard discuss his book, A LONG TIME COMING, with Editorial Director, Carolyn Yoder in this ALA podcast. Dear Reader: A Long Time Coming is the story of... Read More

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6 Picture Books to Celebrate Ramadan and Eid

In these picture books, young readers can learn about Eid and Ramadan, religious holidays celebrated by Muslim families every year... Read More

9 Women in the Spotlight

Dream big with this collection of titles showcasing remarkable women who went on to have extraordinary careers and accomplishments—even when it seemed like the odds were stacked against them. Read More