New titles at BVAN Little Free Library

Bay Village Antiracism Network invites you to frequent our Little Free Library at 27902 West Oakland Street to "Read in Color"!

Dedicated to bringing diverse characters and stories we hope you will borrow, share and donate books that broaden our understanding of various cultures and life experiences.   New titles include "Flossie and the Fox," which tells us how brave little Flossie outsmarts a fox and teaches us to not buy into a bully’s self-importance. Will she successfully deliver her basket of eggs to Miz Viola? Or will the fox's bravado be intimidating to our heroine?

Another tale, "Brick by Brick, Ladrillo a Ladrillo," shows us how Luis’ bilingual family shares their dreams as Papi builds their new home brick by brick in both Spanish and English.

In "Graceful," little Hope’s friend Anna is living at the shelter with her immigrant family where Hope learns about gardening and grace.

Sometimes we are "tickled pink" or "green with envy," we may have “blue” days or “turn red” in anger. In "I Am A Rainbow," Dolly Parton celebrates the colorful variety of feelings we all experience.

"When the Storm Comes" asks "what do you do when the storm comes across the water, when the clouds roll in, when the wind chimes clang and the weather vanes spin?" Beautiful illustrations take us from securing the boats from the impending storm, through the darkness to be enjoyed by candlelight, and then the sunshine!  

And finally, but perhaps most moving are the illustrations that accompany the lyrics of thanksgiving that fill the pages of the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing." I suggest listening to this powerful hymn performed as you read this with your family.

Stop by and check out our collection, and consider donating a book for others to enjoy as well! Bay Village Antiracism Network meets monthly and welcomes new members. For more information contact

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 9:22 AM, 05.02.2023