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: The Princess and the Warrior
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    The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh   The Princess and the Warrior retells one of Mexico’s cherished legends, the Aztec tale of two volcanoes: Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl. Iztaccíhuatl is said to … Read More

21 Multicultural Children’s Books about Peace
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  “If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi   Today is International Peace Day! Declared by the United Nations, it is a day to observe peace … Read More

9 Children’s Books about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
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  The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is celebrated in Chinese communities around the world on the 15th day of the 8th moon of the Chinese lunar calendar. The moon on that day is believed to be most brilliant and round. Families … Read More

40+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Grandparents
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  “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” ~ Alex Haley   Grandma and Grandpa, Gong Gong and Nai Nai, Abuela and Abuelo – all over the … Read More

24 Children’s Books set in Mexico
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  Located between the U.S. and Central America, Mexico boasts a diverse landscape of mountains, beaches, deserts and jungles. The country is rich in culture and history, and has ancient ruins scattered throughout, such as Teotihuacán and the Mayan city … Read More

11 Multicultural Lullabies
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  I don’t think there’s ever been a baby who doesn’t love a lullaby! One of my favourite times of the day when my daughter was a baby was holding her in my arms at night and singing a soothing … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Maybe Something Beautiful
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    Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López   What good can a splash of colour do in a community of gray? Maybe more than you … Read More

20 Children’s Books set in the Middle East & Northern Africa
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  August is Middle Eastern and Northern African Heritage Month! It serves to celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures of this vast region, stretching from Morocco in the West to Iran in the East, from Syria in the North … Read More

20 Multicultural Children’s Books about school
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  It’s back to school soon! A perfect time to read some books about school with your children! From first day at preschool to the first school day in a new country, from fun times at school to conflict and … Read More

23 Children’s Books set in South Africa
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  “We live with the hope that as she battles to remake herself, South Africa will be like a microcosm of the new world that is striving to be born.” ~ Nelson Mandela   Located at the tip of the … Read More

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