Summer Book Suggestions

A Little Book About Safety by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter and Abbie Schiller, Illustrated by Francois Grumelin-Sohn

When Hugo Hippo heads out with his family to The Happy Herd Community Pool, he learns important lessons about ways to stay safe in different situations. Informative and entertaining, this book helps children learn tips and tools for knowing how to keep themselves safe.

Let It Shine by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Celebrate all the wonders of summer! With adorable illustrations, this charming book explores the fun of playing outside in the most fun season of all.

Where Is Baby’s Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz

The littlest readers will love looking for baby’s beach ball in this interactive board book. In their search, they will lift flaps to discover many things they might find at the beach, including seashells, crabs and more!

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

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