Pura Belpré Award Winners 1996 – 2016

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  Time to celebrate 20 years of Pura Belpré Award Winners! Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, the Pura Belpré Award was established in 1996. It recognizes Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays the … Read More

40 Multicultural Children’s Books about Fathers

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  Not only for Father’s Day but for any day of the year are these multicultural children’s books about fathers! I tried to include all kinds of fathers: different ethnicities, mixed race families, same sex parents, absent fathers… Unfortunately there … Read More

2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books

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  Earlier this week the 2016 Américas Award winning Children’s Books were announced: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope-Pérez, along with two Honourable Mentions and other Commended Titles. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult literature recognizes … Read More

Why are multicultural children’s books so important?

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As an adoptive mom of two little black girls, 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

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