PICTURE BOOKS
Aronson, Billy

Melia and Jo

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Jennifer Oxley. Fair-skinned Melia loves inventing; brown-skinned neighbor Jo is always singing, dancing, and making art. However, this unlikely pair (perhaps inspired by Amelia Earhart and Josephine Baker?) learn that they can "create more super-cool stuff together than either could create alone." Bright, cartoony illustrations featuring orange, lime, and purple complement the motivational (if message-y) text. Back matter includes craft instructions and a STEAM-encouraging note.

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