Principal's Book of the Month

Each month, Glen Haven students, staff, and families come together as a community to read a special book selected by the principal.  These book selections seek to celebrate the diversity found in the Glen Haven community, educate students on history related to social justice and civil rights issues, and highlight the achievements and contributions of individuals in often marginalized groups. See below for current and past book selections.


  • Sept. 25, 2020 Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book By Monica Brown
  • Oct. 23, 2020 Lilian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 By: Jonah Winter
  • Nov. 20, 2020 H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet By: Devin Scillian
  • Dec. 18, 2020 Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah By: Laurie Ann Thompson
  • Jan. 22, 2021 The Proudest Blue: A True Story of Hijab and Family By: Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • Feb. 26, 2021 Child of the Civil Rights Movement By: Paula Young Shelton
  • March 26, 2021 She Persisted Around the World By: Chelsea Clinton
  • April 30, 2021
    • K-2: My Brother Charlie By Holly Robinson Peete
    • 3-5: The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin By Julia Finley Mosca
  • May 28, 2021
    • K-2: Iggy Peck: Architect By: Andrea Beaty
    • 3-5: The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just By: Mélina Mangal and Luisa Uribe



  • The Day You Begin By Jacqueline Woodson
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name By Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Trombone Shorty By Troy Andrews
  • Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx By Jonah Winter (K-2)
  • Turning Pages: My Life Story By Sonia Sotomayor (3-5)
  • 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World By Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly


  • It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton (K-2)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg by  (3-5)
  • The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman
  • Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Boy Who Never Gave Up by Anthony Curcio
  • I Have a Dream by Kadir Nelsom
  • Popo's Lucky Chinese New Year by Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty 
  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jennifer Bryant