Author Spotlight: Faith Ringgold
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    Author Spotlight: Faith Ringgold Author, Artist, Educator, Civil Rights & Women’s Rights Activist African American artist and author Faith Ringgold was born in 1930, in Harlem, New York. As a child she suffered from asthma and had to … Read More

15 Multicultural Children’s Books based on famous songs
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  Music is my daughter’s biggest passion! Even as a baby she always got super excited when we put music on. As soon as she was able to clap her hands, she’d do so enthusiastically, especially to songs from Bob … Read More

15 Children’s Books set in Pakistan
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Pakistan (“Land of the Pure”) is a South Asian country bordered by India, Afghanistan, Iran and China. It is unique among Muslim countries in that it is the only country to have been created in the name of Islam. A movement for independence … Read More

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

Multicultural Book of the Month: The Case for Loving
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  The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage written by Selina Alko, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko   The Case for Loving tells the true story of Mildred Loving and Richard Perry Loving, and their three … Read More

20 Children’s Books celebrating Juneteenth
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    UPDATED May 2022! 19th of June is Juneteenth! Also known as Juneteenth Freedom Day, it commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate South. On June 19th … 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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