Mrs. Brown, our librarian, has created collections of books in the online library catalog for kids to browse all year long.
Ask your child to help you look through the school library catalog (they need their school ID number to log in).
Want more? Try VA Reads, whose mission is to provide educators and parents with an annual list of quality, diverse children's books so that children may experience "windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors." You can also email Mrs. Brown for suggestions.
Helping your beginning reader at home? Try the Pioneer Valley Beginning Readers for their modern, deliberately diverse and inclusive illustrations. Use your student's Google credentials to log in. Contact Ms. Stephens, MWES Literacy Leader, with questions about access.
In recent years the #OwnVoices movement has grown (authors from an under-represented group writing about that group from their own perspective): to learn more, try searching Google for "ownvoices AAPI authors" or "ownvoices Asian American or Pacific Islander authors." Email firstname.lastname@example.org with book suggestions.