5 Multicultural Picture Books about Mental Illness
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  May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I’ve searched the internet high and low for multicultural picture books about mental illness but was disappointed to find only a few (interestingly, most of them are older ones, written in the 90’s). … Read More

9 Multicultural Children’s Books about Autism
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It’s Autism Awareness Month! Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include a wide range of conditions characterised by difficulties with social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviours. These multicultural children’s books about autism highlight the challenges children with autism … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo   Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is an inspiring new children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, telling the stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to … Read More

32 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models
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  In order to empower girls and raise them to become confident women, we must provide them with a diverse set of positive role models – from courageous peers to determined activists, from strong athletes to amazing performers and successful … Read More

21 Middle Grade Novels With Multiracial Characters
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  Last year’s list for Mixed Heritage Week featured 50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families, and the response was overwhelming! The fact that the list got shared over 40,000 times just shows how much of a need for books featuring … 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

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