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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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A Fun (and Responsible) Bookstore Field Trip

A Fun (and Responsible) Bookstore Field Trip

“A field trip to the bookstore? What does that even mean?!” That was my initial reaction when one of our tweens proposed the idea during our annual “wish list brainstorming session.” I recovered quickly and realized it was actually a near-perfect suggestion. The trip would cost almost nothing. Bookstores are designed for browsing. And, it

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Children's Books about Asian Pacific American Athletes

Children’s Books about Asian Pacific American Athletes

Today’s media often perpetuates many harmful stereotypes. For example, Asian Pacific American women are often sexualized as either submissive or “dragon ladies.” Moreover, Asian Pacific American men are often depicted as nerdy and emasculated. Nothing could be further from the truth. Asian Pacific Americans are regular people like everyone else. And showing only one, narrow

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