15 Must-Read Banned/Challenged Multicultural Children’s Books
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    It’s Banned Books Week! Launched in 1982 to create awareness of the harm of censorship, this annual event celebrates the freedom to read and express ideas. Each year, many diverse books are among those challenged and banned. Celebrate … Read More

37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination
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    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ~ Dr. Martin … Read More

50+ Multicultural STEAM Books for Children
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  STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) has been an important part of the school curriculum for many years now. More recently, art has been added in order to emphasize the importance of creative thinking, and so STEM became STEAM. … Read More

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

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