March Releases to Check Out!

Check out these fresh Solutionary Stories, hot off the presses!

Here on Solutionary Stories, we aim to highlight new books as they come out throughout the year. Again, these are illustrated, inclusive nonfiction children's books about "solutionaries" helping people, animals & the planet.

Here's our second batch to check out for 2021, and it's a big one (we're so excited!)!

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work. By Cherokee author Traci Sorell and Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan.

Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change

From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America's children deserve.


In this autobiographical story by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin, gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.

In My Mosque

No matter who you are or where you're from, everyone is welcome here. From grandmothers reading lines of the Qur'an and the imam telling stories of living as one, to meeting new friends and learning to help others, mosques are centers for friendship, community, and love.

Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

This bouncing, rhyming story tells of how "ocean soup"—seas full of microplastics—was cooked up, and offers hope and help for cleaning it up with a "new recipe" for a new generation of chefs (a.k.a. changemakers).

Send a Girl!: The True Story of How Women Joined the FDNY

The true story of how Brenda Berkman fought for and won the right to join the FDNY and opened the door for women firefighters. She went on to found United Women Firefighters and to serve in the FDNY for 25 years.

A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela's Hope for His Nation

This stirring biography explores Mandela's long fight for equality and the courage that propelled him through decades of struggle. Illustrated in the bold, bright colors of South Africa, A Plan for the People captures the spirit of a leader beloved around the world.

June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

The story of June Almeida who, at 34 years old, discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars

In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892-1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit.

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