There's something magical about the Dillons' art, not the least of which is that it exists at all.
Collaborative art is, by nature, a series of compromises. Somehow the Dillons have managed to compromise themselves into an on-going series of masterworks. They met at Parsons School of Design in New York. They graduated in 1956 and were married in 1957. Fifty years of collaboration, thousands of images, hundreds of books, five decades of marriage—all filled with creative compromises that are, literally, indescribable. As you may have gathered, I'm fairly enamored with the Dillons, and not just with their art. To find out more about Leo and Diane Dillon, see: Learn about other ILLUSTRATORS. I am very excited today to be featured as part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs' Read Around the World Summer Reading Series!
You can see the whole calendar of upcoming posts and blogs here. Mondays are for ages 5 and under, Wednesdays for children ages 6-11, and Fridays for ages 12-young adults. Great choices for all ages! Tales Told in Tents: stories from Central Asia I am sharing one of my favorite read aloud picture books, Tales Told in Tents: stories from Central Asia (2004) retold by Sally Pomme Clayton and illustrated by Sophie Herxheimer. One reason I love this book is because it features an area of the world that is often unfamiliar to western readers. Another reason I love this book is the detailed background information that the author includes. The final reason I love this book is because it features many great stories and characters that kids enjoy. Felt and Felt-Making Project Ideas. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is coming soon!
To celebrate I’ve put together a list of books for children about this beautiful holiday. Enjoy! This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. Every year Katy looks forward to making a special batch of homemade applesauce with her mother for Rosh Hashanah. Is a sweet story of friends and neighbors coming together to make a very special New Year for a little girl. What a Way to Start a New Year! Has a similar theme.
Daniel knows that Rosh Hashanah celebrates the beginning of Creation, so he decides to throw a birthday party for the world! The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 2015 Author Award Winner The 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner is given to Jacqueline Woodson, author of “brown girl dreaming.” Published by Nancy Paulson Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, Penguin Group (USA) LLC, is an absorbing free verse memoir of a young girl growing up black and female in the 1960s and ‘70s full of arresting details and vivid imagery. From the time she was a child scribbling her name, Woodson told stories both true and not so true. 2015 Illustrator Award Winner. I was dismayed to discover that the number of multicultural books published hasn’t increased during the last 18 years despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color.
This graphic is from Lee and Low publishers. I have posted a large number of book lists for kids focusing on multicultural books (some my own creations but others that I’ve happily discovered) but I know that my search capability in my blog is not that great. I am organizing them all here in hopes that more people will read multicultural children’s books. Hopefully this will spark an interest that will lead to more books depicting people of color being published. Multicultural Book Lists for Kids I’ve broken down my multicultural lists by: Top 10 Multicultural Board Books for Babies and Toddlers It was surprisingly hard to find board books with diversity and inclusive themes. Top 10 Best Multicultural Easy Readers I searched my public library for the best diversity easy readers. Multicultural Children's Book Day - Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature. Compiled by Kathleen T.
Horning, Carling Febry, Merri T. LIndgren and Megan Schliesman At the CCBC, we define "multicultural" literature as books by and about people of color: African and African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific and Asian Pacific Americans, and Latinos. This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children. Preschool Ada, Alma Flor. This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.