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

5 Children’s Books about the Dragon Boat Festival
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    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 to save him … Read More

21 Children’s Books about Ramadan and Eid
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    For over one billion Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is a special time of fasting, praying, giving and togetherness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it begins with the appearance of the new moon. The month of … Read More

50+ Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading
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    UPDATED June 2019! Summer is here! Well, at least in the northern hemisphere… Time to stock up on summer reads for your middle graders! There is something for everyone on this extensive list of multicultural middle-grade novels!   … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Juna’s Jar
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  Juna’s Jar written by Jane Bahk, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino   Juna’s Jar tells of a heartbreaking disappointment in a little Asian American girl’s life. Juna’s best friend Hector (who is from a Hispanic background) suddenly moves away without … Read More

30 Asian & Asian American Children’s Books for Ages 0 to 18
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    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Observed since 1990, it celebrates the rich culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In this list, I have focused on Asian and Asian … Read More

14 Multicultural Children’s Books about Mothers
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    Happy Mother’s Day! No matter where we live or how we became mothers, we all love our children madly, so let’s celebrate all mothers everywhere with these gorgeous multicultural children’s books about mothers! 14 Multicultural Children’s Books about … Read More

15 Multicultural Children’s Books celebrating books & reading
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  It’s Children’s Book Week! Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the US. Children’s Book Week celebrates the love of reading with events held in libraries, schools and book stores all over the country. Join … Read More

18 Multicultural Children’s Books about Jazz
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  “Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets and blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony … and at the same time of hope and freedom.” Herbie Hancock   Today is International Jazz Day! Designated in 2011 … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Hip Hop Speaks To Children
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  Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat edited by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by M. Noiset, J. Tugeau, K. Balouch, D. Ward, A. Vergel de Dios    Hip Hop Speaks to Children is a poetry … Read More

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