Children - Social Issues

Same Starry Sky

By Erin Christie

Same Starry Sky by Erin Christie is a beautiful story about the challenges faced by the families who have a parent deployed in the military. The child in the story feels sad when her father goes away on duty. His presence is missed because there...

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It's Cool To Be Kind

By Linnea McFadden

It’s Cool To Be Kind by Linnea McFadden is a story about bullying and what can happen when the situation is approached in a positive way. Things couldn’t have been going better for fourth-grader Beckett Barnes, that is until Porter Reed comes to Rock Hill...

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Diary of a Giraffe

Harry and Bedtime
By Jenny Mitchell, Eugenia Mitchell

Meet Harry, the kindest giraffe in the world, in the story Diary of a Giraffe: Harry and Bedtime by Jenny Mitchell and Eugenia Mitchell. This book is very appropriately subtitled Bedtime Story Picture Book Helping your Kids Overcome Fears before Sleep. All children are Harry’s...

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Diving Catch

By Gregory Saur

Diving Catch by Gregory Saur is a gritty novel about a thirteen-year-old boy called Devon Horner who lives with his grandma in a less wealthy part of town. Preston Whiteside, the neighbourhood drug dealer, wants Devon to work for him. However, Devon is not interested...

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Go-Cart Gertie

By Cindy Shirley

Go-Cart Gertie is an action and adventure, social issues graphic book for children and preteens written and illustrated by Cindy Shirley. Ten-year-old Gertie wished that she could hang out with her big brother and his friends. She was tired of going to school and coming...

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The Good Dog

By Walker Jean Mills

Learn how to help, empathize, love and care through Walker Jean Mills’ story, The Good Dog. Charlie, Daisy’s dog, is getting stitches at the vet. Daisy is eager to see him and as soon as she gets permission to see her dog, she bursts through...

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The Contest

By Melita Cyril

We all like to dream big and no one likes to lose. But, sometimes, the odds are stacked against some of us and it’s very difficult to have a fair chance. That didn’t stop Reya. She lived in a box-shaped house, an apartment, with her...

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Meet the Pops

By Belinda Barbieri

Meet the Pops is a children’s adventure story by Belinda Barbieri. Coco is excited that she and her brother, Soda, are starting school today. But Soda doesn’t feel that way because he’s adopted and believes he won’t make any friends. No one wanted to make...

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Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time

By Katherine E L Norris

Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time is a children’s illustrated tale of sibling rivalry after adoption, written by Katherine E.L. Norris. Kyle is excited to have a new brother, but is soon jealous that he has to share with Carter. When Kyle starts yelling...

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Mirror, Mirror

By Barbara Freeman

Mirror, Mirror by Barbara Freeman is a children’s book suitable for young children of grade second onwards. Mirror, Mirror is a story about a young black child named Tina Thomas who lives in Omaha with her parents and sisters. Tina is sometimes sad about her...

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