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Standing in the Need of Prayer

Q&A with Frank Morrison, Illustrator of Standing in the Need of Prayer

Hear from the 2023 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, Frank Morrison!


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Resource of the Month

Download the Educators’ Guide for Caste (Adapted for Young Adults) by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson. This young adult adaptation explores the unspoken hierarchies that divide us along the lines of race and class. Revealing and timely, this work speaks to young people who engage with the world around them or to anyone

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Book of the Month

Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind

Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind By Misa Sugiura

A thrilling fantasy series about a twelve year old girl who sets out to save her Shinto goddess mother—and the world—by facing down demons intent on bringing chaos.

“A grand adventure.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven

“A wild ride of a novel…hilarious.” —Sayantani DasGupta, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdom Beyond...

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Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

CHARNELLE PINKNEY BARLOW received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and her MFA in the Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Charnelle’s children’s book illustrations include Everything in Its Place, The Real Santa, and Remember to Dream, Ebere. Charnelle lives in Indianapolis with her husband. When she’s not drawing, she is baking, sewing, or reading with a cup of tea by her side. Find her online at and follow her on Instagram at @callmechartreuse.

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