Book of the Month

Inclusivity and equity are daily commitments and practices at PS196Q.  We ensure that everyone feels welcomed and supported at PS196Q.

Each month, our Inclusivity-Equity Committee finds a book on some aspect of this work, which we then share as a school community.  Along with the book, the committee members identify the central themes and prepare suggestions for deeper questioning and reflection on the book.  You will see bulletin boards throughout our building with responses to literature from these important books.

Here are some books we have read as a community:

The Lucky Grapes: A New Year's Eve Story, Tracey Kyle

Still This Love Goes On, Buffy Sainte-Marie

All-of-a-Kind Family: Hanukkah, Emily Jenkins

The Circles All Around Us, Brad Montague

All Are Neighbors, Alexandra Penfold

My Wandering Dreaming Mind, Merriam Sarcia Saunders

All People are Beautiful, Vincent Kelly

Your Future is Bright, Corey Finkle

What the Road Said, Cleo Wade

My Thoughts are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness, Georgia Heard

Standing on Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women, Monica Clark-Robinson

The Year We Learned to Fly, Jaqueline Woodson

The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig

My Whirling, Twirling Motor, by Merriam Saunders

Drawn Together, by Minh Le

The Magical Yet, by Angela DiTerlizzi

Out of Wonder, by Kwame Alexander

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, by Jane Yolen 

I am Perfectly Designed, by Jason Brown and Karamo Brown

The Day You Begin, by Jaqueline Woodson

All My Stripes, by Shaina Rudolph 

Wings, by Christopher Myers

All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold

Angus All Aglow, by Heather Smith

Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales

Noah Chases the Wind, by Michelle Worthington

The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss

Carmela Full of Wishes, by Matt de la Pena

Rescue and Jessica, by Jessica Kensky

A Family is a Family is a Family, by Susan O'Leary

I am Human, by Susan Verde

We're All Wonders, by R. J. Palacio

Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall