by It’s hard to overstate the need for diversity in children’s literature. Thankfully, there are more great children’s books available that not only have diverse characters but diverse protagonists. That is, non-white characters are not only included as token minority friends of the main character but increasingly are being cast as main characters themselves. To celebrate, […]
by Summer is coming, and with it a freedom from the time constraints of the school year. Make the most of this time by focusing on diverse children’s books, with recommendations from parents and educators from around the world. Summer reading with children is the perfect opportunity to travel the world through books! The flexibility of […]
by In 2018, Arnold Henry received a rejection letter from a literary agent who told him that despite loving the writing and illustrations, “However, in today’s market, stories about African American ‘fathers’ is a tough sell.” This false belief that there is no market for stories written by black authors and furthermore, no market for […]
As parents and teachers, we’re skilled at choosing books with quality story lines that bring valuable lessons to our kids’ lives. Now is the time to make multicultural children’s books – an area of literature that has long been neglected – a top priority when selecting books for your home and classroom.
by What do you know about Malawi? Malawi is a small, landlocked country in southeastern Africa with diverse wildlife and a gorgeous landscape. Here are 8 fun facts about this beautiful country, plus books to learn more! 8 Fun Facts About Malawi 1. The official language is English! But there are many other languages spoken […]