Tag Archives: Diverse Books

Representation matters. Here’s why you should care.

I didn’t think much about diversity in childhood. I grew up in a rural Midwestern elementary school district primarily comprised of white middle class students. A portion of the student body was Hispanic and Latino. Throughout my entire grade school … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Out of My Mind’ by Sharon Draper

I wanted to love this book. I was introduced to “Out of My Mind” by fourth-graders at McKinley Elementary School in Ottawa, Ill. During a round of questions and answers, they asked me to name my favorite books, then shared … Continue reading

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A to Z: Wanted – multicultural and diverse books

Throughout April, I’m tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. And today is M Day! Which means it’s time to talk about multicultural children’s books and diversity in literature. I never had a problem finding myself in … Continue reading

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Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day

It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! One of my favorite multicultural books growing up was “Julie of the Wolves” by Jean Craighead George. (It’s not like the titular character’s name is what originally attracted me to the book … or like … Continue reading

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