Calling All
Future Voters!

Meet the E-Squad after-school troop. As they embark on their newest project about voting, they learn that voting isn't easy for everyone, and that many are still fighting for the right to vote. Determined to help, the E-Squad mobilizes people to vote and discovers how their collective action can make a difference.

  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.
  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.
  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.
  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.
  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.
  • BOOKS TO EMPOWER LITTLE READERS.

Books for a more
inclusive world

Hi, I’m Karen. After I became a mom, I realized children’s books don’t have to be just ABCs and dragons – they can be so much more. They’re portals to new worlds. Mirrors of self-love. Tools for empowerment. Books can change the world.

Meet Jen.

Jennifer Lai-Peterson is a voting rights attorney, legal strategist, and movement lawyer. Jen currently lives with her family in Virginia where she is a proud member of the Political Action Committee of the NAACP Fredericksburg Branch and supporter of Hamkae Center, a Virginia-based Asian American civil rights organization. 

WHAT'S NEW?
The Very Asian Guide Expands with Two New Books!

The Very Asian Guide Expands with Two New Books!

This fall, Gloo Books is releasing the next two additions in their Very Asian Guide Series: A Very Asian Guide to Malaysian and Singaporean Food and A Very Asian Guide to Japanese Food. Off the...

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Get free materials like color pages and activity sheets to go with our books.

Happy Readers

  • Feeling Seen

    I vividly remember my own experience of taking daals and biryani in my school lunches and seeing all my classmates turn their noses up. It wasn’t long after that when I started strictly taking sandwiches and carrots in my lunch bag instead. I wish I would have had this type of message as a child, but I’m so grateful my daughter will have it. This book is so beautifully illustrated, and the story is such a lovely reminder of the importance of teaching children about where they came from.

    Maheen B.
  • Buy this book for everyone!

    I was immediately taken with the theme of inclusion and diverse cultures. I bought a copy for my daughter, who is finishing her degrees in child development and family studies at CSULB. It made her cry! I got another copy for my 2-year-old granddaughter, thinking she'd have it to enjoy when she was older. My husband took it over to her house for a visit. Elle sat down to listen to him read every single word, then said, "Again!" The book doesn't dumb anything down, and the rhymes are sweet and not tiresome (as they are with many children's books). The illustrations are just gorgeous, and the message is refreshing and necessary as our world learns to include and understand things and people who don't look like they do.

    Doreen P.
  • Love this book

    We have so much fun reading this as a family. My kids especially love seeing the bao and mooncakes. We have even made plans to make and eat the foods in the book that we are unfamiliar with. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have a book that reflects my heritage and experiences growing up Asian in the US. This book gives me hope that my children will have a better experience than I did. Thank you.

    JC

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a different kind of
publishing company.