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Five Hispanic/Latine Authors to Follow

Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month occurs between September 15th and October 15th. In honor of this celebration, a list of five Hispanic/Latine authors shining bright with their publications and successes is below. Of course, it’s important to support Hispanic/Latine authors all year long, but Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month offers a great opportunity to learn about these up-and-coming writers. […]

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Celebrating International Friendship Day with Kids

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared that July 30th of every year would be recognized as an International Day of Friendship. The main point is simply to highlight human connectedness and social harmony. And, since friends are such an essential part of growing up, Friendship Day is also a great opportunity to help

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The 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Once again, Multicultural Kid Blogs is delighted to participate in Multicultural Children’s Book Day! This annual celebration highlights children’s book titles that reflect diverse families and cultures. There are so many great events associated with the Multicultural Children’s Book Day including a Twitter party (see more below); book giveaways; book reviews; free multicultural books for teachers; free classroom

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Jewish Kidlit Awards

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has brought much-needed attention to children’s literature with diverse characters and themes, but recognition for these books is not a new idea. Youth literature awards exist for minorities from American Indians to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community to the differently abled. As a synagogue librarian, my particular minority focus is on awards for literature

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