Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles about the first day of school, the life of Gloria Steinem, and the story of a boy and his dragon.
Our Favorite Day of the Year by A.E. Ali, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell. S&S/Salaam Reads, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4814-8563-0. This tranquil tale opens on the initial day of kindergarten, as Ms. Gupta tells her richly inclusive class that the first day of school is her favorite day of the year, and that each student will have a chance to share their favorite day at show-and-tell. The book earned a starred review from PW.
Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life by Winifred Conkling. Feiwel and Friends, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-250-24457-4. Conkling (Heroism Begins with Her) provides a comprehensive YA biography of Steinem, often shining psychological insight onto the actions and writings of this icon of American feminism.
Dragon Meets Boy by Michael Slack. Holt/Ottaviano, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-62779-271-4. In this picture book, a boy receives a plush purple dragon for his birthday, and the two become inseparable.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of June, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.