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

6 Children’s Books set in Ecuador
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  Lying on the equator, Ecuador is a South American country bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Coastline. It is the most biodiverse country in the world and features many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most famously the Galápagos Islands. Apart from … Read More

12 Multicultural Children’s Books about Halloween
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  31st of October is Halloween! Believed to have originated in Ireland, Halloween is now celebrated in many countries around the world. With dressing up, trick-or-treating and lots of spooky fun it is many children’s most favourite holiday. Join in … Read More

Top 10 Diwali Children’s Books
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  30th of October is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights”! Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities around the world celebrate the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness. People open their doors and windows and light lamps to invite Goddess Lakshmi … Read More

Top 10 Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Children’s Books
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  Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and Mexican communities throughout the world from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. It is an important holiday that honours deceased loved ones. It is … Read More

15 Multicultural Children’s Books about Rain
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  “I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.” ~ Hagumi Hanamoto   The above quote expresses exactly how I feel … 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

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