Each month we feature free and fun book contests and giveaways. We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.
Win a copy of Love Is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement by Sandra Neil Wallace and Bryan Collier (Elementary)
Diane Nash worked alongside Dr. King and John Lewis, yet few know her name. Love is Loud tells her inspiring story of peaceful protests—from Nashville lunch counters to the Freedom Rides—that resulted in monumental change. With starred reviews from The Horn Book, Kirkus, SLJ, and Publishers Weekly and endorsements from the National Civil Rights Museum and the National Woman’s History Museum, Love is Loud is perfect for Women’s History Month celebrations.
Deadline: March 22, 2023 (Open to U.S. Addresses)
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Win a copy of The Blue Umbrella by Emily Ann Davison and Momoko Abe (Elementary)
When a seemingly ordinary blue umbrella is offered to provide shelter from the rain, it grows to accommodate anyone in need. This sweet picture book about kindness resonates with SEL themes.
Deadline: March 24, 2023 (Open to U.S. Addresses)
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Win a copy of Just a Worm by Marie Boyd (Elementary)
After being called “just a worm” by two children, Worm embarks on a journey around the garden to prove them wrong. This STEAM-themed picture book explores the many wonderful and unique ways in which Worm and friends contribute to the garden and work together to make it grow. Using the ancient craft of quilling, Marie Boyd meticulously created each illustration out of strips of colored paper that she shaped, layered, and glued to produce a lush three-dimensional garden.
Deadline: March 27, 2023 (Open to U.S. Addresses)
Explore the quilled snail craft video!
Win a copy of The Flying Horse by Sarah Maslin Nir (Middle Grade)
Trendsetter is a horse destined to fly—in more ways than one. Sarah is a horse-loving seventh grader who has a secret and a fear of losing the one thing she loves most in the world. Together they learn that what’s important in life isn’t greatness—it’s being great at being you. Inspired by a real horse and a real girl, The Flying Horse, is the first book in the Once Upon a Horse series.
Deadline: March 28, 2023 (Open to U.S. Addresses)
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Win a copy of Finding Family: The Duckling Raised by Loons by Laura Purdie Salas and Alexandria Neonakis (Elementary)
Discover the true story of an unlikely family—an orphaned mallard duckling being raised by a pair of loons. Intriguing verse and striking illustrations combine in this heartwarming tale of unexpected animal cooperation.
Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Open to U.S. Addresses)
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Win a copy of The Moonlit Vine by Elizabeth Santiago (Young Adult)
Fourteen-year-old Taína just learned that she is a descendant of a long line of strong Taíno women, but will knowing this help her bring peace and justice to her family and community? Despite her name, Taína Perez doesn’t know anything about her Taíno heritage, nor has she ever tried to learn. After all, how would ancient Puerto Rican history help with everything going on? There’s constant trouble at school and in her neighborhood, her older brother was kicked out of the house, and with her mom at work, she’s left alone to care for her little brother and aging grandmother. It’s a lot for a 14-year-old to manage. But life takes a wild turn when her abuela tells her she is a direct descendant of Anacaona, the beloved Taíno leader, warrior, and poet, who was murdered by the Spanish in 1503. Abuela also gives her an amulet and a zemi and says that it’s time for her to step into her power like the women who came before her. But is that even possible? People like her hardly make it out of their circumstances, and the problems in her home and community are way bigger than Taína can manage. Or are they? A modern tale with interstitial historical chapters, The Moonlit Vine brings readers a powerful story of the collective struggle, hope, and liberation of Puerto Rican and Taíno peoples.
Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)
Explore the Cultural Representation Reflection!