15 Beautiful Indigenous Comic Books and Video Games For Kids. This piece was updated on February 9, 2021.
If you know where to look, there has been a noticeable reclamation for Indigenous storytellers. 18 Great 2021 YA Books By AAPI Authors to Watch For. This post contains affiliate links.
When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. As a dedicated reader of YA books by AAPI authors, I was so excited to receive an ARC of Stacey Lee’s forthcoming novel, Luck of the Titanic — a historical fiction account of Chinese young adult passengers on the ill-fated ship — earlier this year. While I was getting lost in the world of gravity-defying acrobatics, sumptuous high fashion, and the unbreakable but sometimes painful bond between twins in Lee’s story, I was reminded again of the range of emotions I feel when reading other AAPI perspectives.
I constantly find myself startled with recognition, astonished by differences, and hungry for more. So, I couldn’t wait to research which other YA books by AAPI authors would be coming out this year. I was pleased to find a plethora of novels we can look forward to reading in 2021, from historical adventures to modern stories to sci-fi worlds and vivid fantasies. Identify & Explore Multicultural Picture Books.
Free reading resources from Reading Is Fundamental. 53 Children's Books That Feature Characters With Disabilities. It’s important for children to feel represented in the books they read.
It’s also important for books to expose children to the beautiful diversity of our world. This includes the varying abilities and disabilities around the globe. To promote inclusivity and representation, we’ve rounded up 53 books featuring characters with disabilities. In these books, either the main character or a secondary character has a disability. Many of the books feature disability as the main storyline, but it’s not central to the plot in others. This story is part of a HuffPost Parents project called “I See Me,” a series for parents and kids on the power of representation. It’s important for children to feel represented in the books they read.
This includes the varying abilities and disabilities around the globe. 15 Diverse Children’s Books That Aren’t About Diversity. Children’s book publishers have come a long way in addressing disparities in representation, but kid lit still remains disproportionately white.
Estimates suggest, for example, that only about 30% of books for young children published in the last two decades or so feature Black characters. Fortunately, there has been a flowering of more diverse books over the past few years, particularly those featuring Black, Indigenous and characters of color whose race or ethnicity is not central to the plot. Diverse Book Finder, a free catalog of more than 2,000 picture books with BIPOC characters from researchers at Bates College, calls these “any child” books. A classic example of an “any child” book is “The Snowy Day,” which was one of the first children’s books to center around a Black character — and one to feature a character whose race wasn’t key to the plot in any way.
15 Children’s Books That Feature LGBTQ Characters. Exposing all children to inclusive books is important in so many ways.
A diverse picture book library offers children with plenty of “mirrors” (in which they see their own experiences reflected back at them) and “windows” (through which they learn to connect with and care about others who are different from them). These 15 picture books all put LGBTQ characters front and center, and they’re a mix of “any child” books ― in which the characters’ sexual orientation or gender identity is not central to the plot ― as well as those that make LGBTQ identities a part of the storyline. They’ll help even the youngest readers begin to grapple with issues such as gender norms and discrimination — all while appealing to their sense of imagination with beautiful pictures and big adventures. TG 9780062991188.
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Ibby. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
IBBY is an non-profit organisation that was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953. Today, it is composed of 81 National Sections all over the world. It represents countries with well-developed book publishing and literacy programmes, and other countries with only a few dedicated professionals who are doing pioneer work in children's book publishing and promotion.
How It All Began ... The National Sections are organized in many different ways and operate on national, regional and international levels. IBBY's policies and programmes are determined by its Executive Committee and President, elected biennially by the National Sections, within the framework of the IBBY Statutes. The current IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities is available through the IBBY Secretariat for exhibitions, conferences and book fairs.
The 2017 Selection was first shown during the Bologna Book Fair in 2017 and then in Italy, Japan, UK, USA, China, Ireland, Slovakia and at the IBBY Congress in Athens, Greece. Photos from the exhibition of the 2017 Selection in Shanghai can be seen here. Photos and blog link from the exhibition of the 2017 Selection in Brighton, UK can be seen here. The 2015 Selection was first shown during the Bologna Book Fair in 2015 and then in Italy, Japan, Ukraine, UK and USA as well as at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the IBBY Congress in Auckland, New Zealand. The HIVE Centre at the University of Worcester, UK hosts a permanent exhibition of the Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People as a special research collection.