Ho’onani Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, Illus. by Mika Song

Review by Verena Rodriguez

Ho’onani wants to sing the traditional Hawaiian hula chant at her school festival, but there is one little problem: She is not a kane (boy). However, she doesn’t feel quite like a wahine (girl) either, so when her teacher opens auditions for everyone, Ho’onani is ready to participate enthusiastically. … More Ho’onani Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, Illus. by Mika Song

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of a Goat Who Went to War by Mireille Messier, Illus. by Kass Reitch

Review by Verena Rodriguez

From prairie goat to decorated war hero, Sergeant Billy is based on the true story of a goat who went to World War I and fought—yes, we are talking about a real goat—with the Canadian Fifth Battalion. … More Sergeant Billy: The True Story of a Goat Who Went to War by Mireille Messier, Illus. by Kass Reitch

It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, Illus. by Julie Morstad

Review by Valeria De La Vega

Enter any bookstore and you’ll find picture books in which children of all ethnicities play together, solve mysteries, and have adventures. However, that wasn’t always the case. … More It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, Illus. by Julie Morstad