4 books on the list
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Julián Is a Mermaid
A young boy's encounter with mermaids on a subway ride leaves him brimming with awe and inspiration. Returning home, he creates his own mermaid costume out of household items, but what will his abuela think? With stunning illustrations and a touching message, this picture book is a celebration of self-love and embracing one's unique identity.
I haven't read this article yet but just wanted to say that "Julián Is a Mermaid" is one of my favorite children's books – source
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The Sound of Silence
Discover the beauty of silence in a noisy world with a young boy's journey through Tokyo. Yoshio searches for the most beautiful sound in a city filled with noise and chaos. Come along on his adventure and find out where he finds the sound of ma, or silence.
@supove I love this book, which takes on different meaning as they grow: The Sound of Silence – source
Bubbe's Got the Beat
Experience the excitement of Shabbat preparations with a kid and his bubbie in "Bubbe's Got the Beat." Walk alongside their family as they get ready for the day, all while grooving to the beat that bubbie brings. You won't want to miss this heartwarming story that celebrates tradition, family, and love.
This book is completely out of control – source
Meditations on History, Ecology, and Culture
"Virgin Forest" by Eric Zencey takes a unique approach to our ecological crisis by examining the historical context. Zencey argues that being out of place in nature is also being out of place in time, and the two exiles are related. The book takes us on a journey to starlit mountaintops, salt marshes, and abandoned mill ponds, showing us a world outside our preconceptions. Zencey's writing is a beautiful mix of autobiography and philosophy-always lyrical and urgent, making a passionate call for ecological health. A must-read for those seeking a grounded ecological sensibility.
Didn't realize that Eric Zencey died last year. RIP. What a remarkable writer, someone I return to again and again, especially Virgin Forest, which is one of my favorite books of all time: – source