8 Multicultural Children’s Books Featuring Blind Children
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  Recently I came across a wonderful UK initiative called Make a Noise in Libraries. It was started by RNIB, a charity for people with sight loss, and aims at making libraries more accessible and inclusive for visually impaired readers. This … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Over and Under the Pond
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    Over and Under the Pond written by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal   “Over the pond we slide, splashing through lily pads, sweeping through reeds. The water’s a mirror, reflecting the sky. Sunshine and clouds – … Read More

10 Laugh Out Loud Funny Multicultural Picture Books
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  After the more serious topics of my two previous lists (5 Multicultural Picture Books about Mental Illness & 9 Multicultural Children’s Books about Autism), I thought it’s time for something more lighthearted, so I went on a search for laugh … Read More

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

16 Multicultural Children’s Books about Autism
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    UPDATED APRIL 2021! April is Autism Awareness Month! Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include a wide range of conditions characterized by difficulties with social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviour. These multicultural children’s books about 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

55 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models
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  UPDATED MARCH 2019! 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 … 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

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