Author name: Language Lizard

Anneke Forzani founded Language Lizard ( to provide educators, librarians, and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among English Language Learners, build inclusive classrooms, and celebrate cultural diversity. Language Lizard offers bilingual books in over 50 languages, multilingual audio resources, multicultural posters, and free lesson plans to support multicultural classrooms. The company also runs a blog ( for parents and teachers working with language learners and culturally diverse students. Anneke is the author of Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources (a manual to support culturally responsive teaching) and With Flying Colors: Color Idioms (a multicultural idiom book).

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Celebrate the Bilingual Child

  Language Lizard invites you to Celebrate the Bilingual! For over a decade, Language Lizard has celebrated bilingual children every October. Even though October has just turned to November, bilingual children can (and should!) be celebrated all year round. So, today let us explore the history of this monthly celebration, learn how you can celebrate, …

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Welcome to #WorldKidLit Month

Language Lizard has partnered with World Kid Lit to talk about world literature for young readers. Today we’ll talk about how this collective of volunteers shares fiction and nonfiction from around the world! Where did the #WorldKidLit Month come from? Literature experts Marcia Lynx Qualey, Lawrence Schimel, and Alexandra Büchler held their inaugural World Kid …

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StoryWalks with Bilingual Books

What is StoryWalk? Even though StoryWalk® has been around since 2007, it still seems like an undiscovered treasure. There’s something exciting about an activity that connects local libraries, public parks, and young families. Today, we want to explore the origin of StoryWalk® and how libraries around the country can take advantage of this immersive idea …

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Children’s Day in South Korea

May 5th is Children’s Day (어린이날) in South Korea – a day to celebrate children and their value in society. Throughout history and the world, children have been exploited for their labor. In 1923, writer and activist, Bang Jeong Hwan, introduced the idea of a holiday that would promote children’s rights. Originally, the country celebrated …

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Multicultural Children's Book Day - 5 Ways to Celebrate

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 5 Ways to Celebrate

Language Lizard is a Platinum Sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) on January 29, 2021. We support their mission to raise awareness about the need for more children’s books that celebrate diversity. To date, MCBD has donated over 8,000 diverse children’s books to schools, libraries, and families. Here are 5 ways you can celebrate …

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