Pura Belpré Award Winners 1996 – 2022

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    Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, the Pura Belpré Award was established in 1996. It recognizes #ownvoices writers and illustrators whose work best portrays the Latinx culture in an outstanding work of children and … Read More

30 Multicultural Picture Books about Immigration

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  June is Immigrant Heritage Month! Throughout the month, the diverse heritage of the United States as a nation of immigrants is celebrated. A great opportunity to teach all children empathy and kindness towards new immigrants with these touching multicultural … Read More

70+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Fathers

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    UPDATED June 2022! Not only for Father’s Day but for any day of the year are these multicultural children’s books about fathers! We included all kinds of fathers: different ethnicities, mixed-race families, same-sex parents… Unfortunately, there wasn’t much … 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

8 Children’s Books about the Dragon Boat Festival

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    UPDATED JUNE 2021! One of the major festivals in Chinese culture, the Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the famous poet Qu Yuan who is said to have leapt into a river when an evil king captured his kingdom. Fishermen tried … Read More

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