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Black Girl Magic: New Books for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Black Girl Magic: Wonderful Books for Kids

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, here …

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review: What Did My Ancestors Eat?

What are your family’s favorite foods? What wonderful things do you prepare and eat at celebrations? Although most of us are familiar with our parents’ or grandparents’ immigrant journeys, have you ever thought about the food you eat? Or how have they traveled many miles with those who have come before us? What Did My …

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Until the Blueberries Grow, a review for Multicultural Children's Book Day | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Until the Blueberries Grow, a review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Until the Blueberries Grow by Jennifer Wolf Kam, illustrated by Sally Walker A Story About Change. Ben lives next door to his great-grandpa, Zayde (the Yiddish term for grandfather). When Zayde declares his intention to downsize, Ben begs him to stay “until the blueberries grow.” Then “until the grapes are ripe,” “until the snow falls,” …

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Marvelous Middle Grade Series by Katie McEnaney for Multicultural Kid Blogs

Marvelous Middle Grade Series (in Progress)

Middle grade readers LOVE series books. Eight- to twelve-year olds love the familiarity of well-known characters plus the excitement of multiple books worth of mystery and adventure.  If you really want to build anticipation, introduce your readers to new books or series-in-progress. This list of diverse must-reads for middle grade are all hugely popular in …

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