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Identify & Explore Multicultural Picture Books

Identify & Explore Multicultural Picture Books

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The Amelia Bloomer Book List About the The Amelia Bloomer Book List The Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table, compiles the Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list (or bibliography) of well-written and well-illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers (ages birth through 18). A few years ago, a book by Shana Carey introduced nineteenth-century feminist activist Amelia Bloomer to the picture-book crowd. 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. I have posted a large number of book lists focusing on multicultural books for children (some my own creations but others that I’ve happily discovered).

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.

Publishers , Blogs & Book Lists – Equity in the Library Publishers of Diverse Books Al Salwa (Arabic children’s books)Arte Publico Press (literature by Hispanic writers)China Books (books on Chinese language, culture and society)Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low (bilingual English/Spanish picture books)Cinco Puntos Press (adult and children’s literature, and multicultural and bilingual books from Texas, the Mexican-American border, and Mexico)East West Discovery Press (multicultural and bilingual books in 50 + languages)Groundwood Books (Canadian publisher of books for young readers with a focus on diverse voices)Just Us Books (Black interest and multicultural books for children and young adults)Lee & Low Books (diverse books for young readers featuring a range of cultures)Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público (juvenile and young adult books focused on Hispanic culture and by U.S. Selected Book Lists The Cooperative Children’s Book Center is a great resource for multicultural titles: They also have a searchable database

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. Every blue title is a link to more book lists on that topic. 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.

Stonewall Book Awards About The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award are presented to English language works published the year prior to the announcement date. The award is announced in January/February and presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June or July. The award winners each receive a commemorative plaque and $1,000.

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.

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. This story is part of a HuffPost Parents project called I See Me, a series for all parents and kids on the power of representation.