25 Multicultural Children’s Books teaching Kindness & Empathy
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    “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama XIV   UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018! Kindness and empathy are two of the most important social skills we can teach our children. Now more than ever, … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Shark Lady
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    Shark Lady The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist written by Jess Keating, illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens   Shark Lady is a beautiful new picture book release that tells the inspiring story … Read More

12 Multicultural Children’s Books about the Power of Community
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    Earlier this month, uncontrollable wildfires raged through our small South African town for several days, resulting in huge devastation and trauma for humans as well as animals. In amongst all the chaos, the whole community rallied together to … Read More

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

9 Multicultural Children’s Books about Autism
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It’s Autism Awareness Month! Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include a wide range of conditions characterised by difficulties with social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviours. These multicultural children’s books about autism highlight the challenges children with 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

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