Why are multicultural children’s books so important?
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As an adoptive mom of a little African girl, I am always on the search for multicultural children’s books that reflect the diversity of our world in an empowering and non-stereotypical way. It’s good to see an increasing number of … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Flying Lessons & Other Stories
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Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books   Flying Lessons & Other Stories is a collection of short stories by a diverse group of distinguished children’s book authors, published in partnership with We Need … Read More

8 New Picture Book Biographies for Black History Month
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  Just in time for Black History Month, some amazing new picture book biographies about iconic African Americans have recently been published. From little-known fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, these picture books feature a variety … Read More

21 Award-winning Children’s Books for Black History Month
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  This is a selection of some of my personal favourites for Black History Month, mostly published in the past 5 years, but also including some classics, such as Tar Beach and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. All of these books … Read More

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017
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  Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Here’s how to celebrate:   1. Link up your diversity book reviews 2. Win diversity book bundles at our Twitter Party tonight! We’re giving away 100+ children’s books from 9pm to … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Elephant in the Dark
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    Elephant in the Dark based on a poem by Rumi, retold by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin Disclosure: I received a free copy from Scholastic, Platinum Sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). Elephant in the Dark is based on … Read More

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party
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  Join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!   Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party Friday, January 27th 9 pm to 10 pm EST Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld   We will … Read More

16 Children’s Books about the Chinese New Year
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  The Chinese New Year starts with the first new moon of the year and is welcomed with a 15-day celebration. The Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. January 28 marks the start of the … Read More

14 Children’s Books about Martin Luther King Jr.
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  “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   To honour one of the greatest leaders and civil rights activists, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday. … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Radiant Child
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    Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe   Radiant Child is a stunningly illustrated picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award … Read More

The 10 Best Multicultural Young Adult Novels of 2016
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  Following my lists of Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2016 and Best Multicultural Middle Grade Novels of 2016, I am finishing this mini-series with a list of this year’s best multicultural young adult novels. My personal favourites are Kids of … Read More

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