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 Helping kids to embrace diversity begins with helping them to understand the universal values of human dignity, equal value, and respect. What are these values? How do we teach kids to understand them and to live them out in the world of school, neighborhood, family, and friends? Human Dignity Human dignity is intrinsic to […]
by In 1990, President George H. W. Bush designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month, also referred to as Native American Heritage Month. Months honoring marginalized people groups are important for bringing awareness of the stories of these people into mainstream consciousness. Of course, we want to celebrate Native American cultures and heritages all […]
by Rwanda is hailed as one of the cleanest nations in East Africa with plastic bag bans and conservation buffer zones. Learn more about Rwanda with these 10 fun facts. I recently spent two weeks in Rwanda, an absolutely beautiful country. Many of us know Rwanda from the film Hotel Rwanda (not for kids, folks!) […]