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

40 Multicultural Poetry Books for Children
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    “A poem makes a sound when it is finished like the click of the lid of a perfectly made box” ~ William B. Yeats   UPDATED APRIL 2019! April is National Poetry Month! More poignant than prose, poems … Read More

40+ Multicultural Children’s Books for Earth Day
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    UPDATED APRIL 2021! 22nd of April is Earth Day! Started in 1970, the Earth Day movement continues to inspire people everywhere to take action towards saving our beautiful planet. Some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges remain … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Drum Dream Girl
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music   written by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López   Drum Dream Girl is a vibrant picture book inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese African Cuban girl … Read More

23 Multicultural Children’s Books about Easter
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    UPDATED March 2021! Soon it’ll be time for the big Easter egg hunt again! Get ready with this wonderful selection of children’s books — some Christian, some secular — that feature a wide variety of diverse characters! They … Read More

26 Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women & Girls
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    March is Women’s History Month! A great opportunity to highlight women’s contributions to history, culture and society! Although we should, of course, celebrate the achievements of amazing women (famous or not) all year round… 26 Multicultural Picture Books … Read More

70+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families
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    UPDATED FEBRUARY 2018! I have added over twenty books to this hugely popular list, so it now features 70+ picture books about mixed-race families! With ever-increasing numbers of multiracial families (growing three times as fast as the US … Read More

21 Multicultural Children’s Books: Growing Your Own Food
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There are few things more satisfying than growing your own food, from seed to vegetable! My daughter’s playschool recently planted a little vegetable patch. Every morning the little ones run over there to check if their plants have grown overnight. … Read More

9 Children’s Books about Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu
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    South African at heart, I can’t possibly let Black History Month end without mentioning these two extraordinary men! United in the spririt of Ubuntu, Tata Madiba – as Nelson Mandela is affectionately known in South Africa – and … Read More

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