Chosen Blog

12 June 2020

Staff Recommendations

Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring

These books cover challenging topics, so we encourage you to read them with your children, and discuss.

AGES 4-8

  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Scholastic Press
  • Ella Queen of Jazz Written by Helen Hancocks, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges Written by Robert Coles and illustrated by George Ford, Scholastic Inc.
  • Up Home Written by Shauntay Grant and illustrated by Susan Tooke, Nimbus Publishing

AGES 9-12

  • Can I Touch Your Hair? Written by Irene Latham and Charles Waters and illustrated Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, Carolrhoda Books
  • Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power Written by Gary Golio and illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, Lerner Publishing Group of a Protest Song
  • Underground to Canada Written by Barbara Smucker, Puffin Classics

AGES 13+

  • X: A Novel Written by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, Candlewick Press
  • My name is Henry Bibb: A Story of Slavery and Freedom Written by Afua Cooper, Kids Can Press
  • Stella by Starlight Written by Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum Books for Young Readers