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An Open Letter to School and Library Districts – Please Stop Censoring Books

It has been brought to my attention that some people have asked you to remove books from your classrooms and libraries... Read More

16 Poetry Books for Children! National Poetry Month

19 Poetry Books for Children! National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re so proud to share these 19 poetry books for children. There’s a poem in each collection for every... Read More

11 Books to Read for Presidents’ Day

Join us in observance of Presidents’ Day with these Astra Books for Young Readers titles that will educate young readers on historical... Read More

Women's History Month Titles

24 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

Read a chapter of The Town of Babylon

Read an Excerpt of The Town of Babylon

Chapter 3: Italian Restaurants I am unsettled by the past. Not a generalized, conceptual, or theoretical past, but three very real and specific events. All of them, deaths. All murders,... Read More

TOON Books Press Release

TOON Books joins Astra Publishing House

Before Dolly Parton became the famous singer we know today, she was simply a little girl with a big voice. We're celebrating Dolly with... Read More

Five Dolly Parton Facts You May Not Know

Before Dolly Parton became the famous singer we know today, she was simply a little girl with a big voice. We're celebrating Dolly with... Read More

Black History Month collection

Books to Read for Black History Month

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories of little-known Black heroes who have fought for justice, made new... Read More

martin luther king jr day

Seven Important Books to Help Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

Kwanzaa Black Joy and Empowerment

Books that Celebrate Black Joy and Achievements

Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate family, culture, and heritage. In honor of the holiday, we're highlighting a few books that laud Black empowerment, joy, and history. Read More

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