Black Lives Matter at School_Resources (Judi Moreillon) I am providing these resources to support #BLMatSchool Week of Action: February 1 - 5, 2021 Resources for Virtual Book Discussions/Programming: Barbershop Books Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents - Multicultural Children's Book Day Welcome! The following is a downloadable/clickable “List of Lists” designed so that parents, teachers, and caregivers can find the multicultural and diverse book titles for kids that they are in need of. These lists are broken down into easy-to-find topics and themes. Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change By Louise Derman-SparksBased on “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism.” Updated in 2013.* Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability).
Module 24b: Transforming Library Collections Part 2 – Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth After working through this module, you will be able to: Discuss some of the key topics that must be considered when collecting diverse texts.Develop a plan to stay up-to-date with and address these topics and others that may arise. Introduction There are a number of important topics that need to be considered when collecting diverse texts. In this module, we will highlight several of them for you to think about and act on.
Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists Inside: Celebrate diversity and culture with this vast collection of multicultural books for children! Includes 60+ book lists, from toddlers through big kids. I was dismayed to discover that the number of multicultural books for children that have been published hasn’t increased during the last 18 years. All this despite census data showing 37% of the US population consists of people of color. This graphic is from Lee and Low publishers. Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice When my daughter was 3 years old, I taught her the word stereotype. She was just beginning to string words together into sentences, had determined that pink was definitely not her favorite color, and asked (demanded, actually) why all the “girl stuff” was pink and the “boy stuff” was blue. Because there’s no 3-year-old version for a word describing why colors are gendered in our society, I figured that planting the seed might yield fruit soon enough. And somewhat surprisingly, I was correct.
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The importance of multicultural literature Australian primary schools are more culturally diverse now than ever before. By including multicultural literature in the school library fiction collection, teacher librarians ensure they provide their students with texts that represent the culturally diverse classrooms and home environments in this country, and those across the globe. With recent global events, it has become increasingly important that students do not become ethnocentric. Exposure to a variety of multicultural literature can assist in breaking down cultural barriers. What value does multicultural literature add to the school library fiction collection? Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others.
30 Children's Books About Diversity That Celebrate Differences The world is a diverse place. It’s packed full of people living dramatically different lives, even within the same neighborhood or classroom. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. This is the importance of mirrors and windows: mirrors to see ourselves reflected in the world, so we don’t feel alone, and windows to see outside of our own lives, to recognize the humanity of other people. Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls - MindShift Middle grade: Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Clean Getaway by Nic Stone, Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson Young adult: A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell, Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo Surface-level Diversity In February, Barnes & Noble canceled a plan to release twelve classic novels with covers featuring protagonists of color after critics called the promotion “literary blackface.”
What is Multicultural Literature and Why the Importance? Children are like small sponges. They absorb everything. Books can have the most significant impact on a child’s mind as it allows them to unleash the full power of their imagination. 40 Picture Books for Young Activists – All The Wonders Earlier this week, we remembered the work of two men from Atlanta. One who has passed, and one who still leads the fight. John Lewis’s March trilogy soared to the top of bestselling lists everywhere, and the third volume received the National Book Award in 2016. With great reason: Lewis is an icon for our age.