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Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books

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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. Windows, Mirrors, Sliding Glass Doors, and Maps - Bookology Magazine “There seems lit­tle chance of devel­op­ing the humil­i­ty so urgent­ly need­ed for world coöper­a­tion, instead of world con­flict, as long as our chil­dren are brought up on gen­tle dos­es of racism through their books.” —Nan­cy Lar­rick“When chil­dren can­not find them­selves reflect­ed in the books they read, or when the images they see are dis­tort­ed, neg­a­tive or laugh­able, they learn a pow­er­ful les­son about how they are deval­ued in the soci­ety of which they are a part.” —Rudine Sims Bish­op“Per­haps this exclu­siv­i­ty, in which chil­dren of col­or are at best back­ground char­ac­ters, and more often than not absent, is in fact part of the imag­i­na­tive aspect of these books.

Fuse 8 n' Kate (podcast) - Betsy Bird and Kate Ramsey If you are a podcaster, the best way to manage your podcasts on Listen Notes is by claiming your Listen Notes podcast pages. It is a great, free way to engage the podcast community and increase the visibility of your podcasts. Manually refresh the RSS feed to sync up Get a verified badge ( Claimed ‎Fuse 8 n' Kate on Apple Podcasts JUN 7, 2020 Episode 139 - Little Man, Little Man Kate gave Betsy a tricky challenge this week. She wanted her to find a book worth discussing that was pertinent to the times in which we live.

Children's Literature with Negative Portrayals and Stereotypes for Curriculum Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes Book - 2010 Alvin Ho, a series about a young Asian-American boy is applauded for its diversity – especially when juvenile books typically feature Caucasian protagonis...Show more Alvin Ho, a series about a young Asian-American boy is applauded for its diversity – especially when juvenile books typically feature Caucasian protagonists. But the book is overshadowed by inaccurate and stereotypical descriptions of indigenous Native American cultures, which should not be acceptable in a book written in modern times. Traditional native dress evolves into a costume for parties, and other traditions are mocked. Author Lenore Look, has been heavily criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of other cultures.

Silence is Not an Option - Podcast on CNN Audio New Episodes How To Listen On your computer On your mobile device Smart speakers Explore CNN US World Politics Business (2020) 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge - YWCA Greater Cleveland Well done, you’ve reached the end of the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2020! Myself, along with the dedicated staff of the YWCA Greater Cleveland, our affiliates across the state and our organizational partners thank you for your commitment and participation. When we started this challenge, no one could have imagined that we’d end it, confronting a new way of life in the midst of a global pandemic. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. When we began this challenge at the beginning of March, our goal was to provide valuable content and to facilitate meaningful discussions within our community, around current issues of injustice and inequity.

"The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness, and White Supr" by Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens* Recommended Citation Ishizuka, Katie and Stephens*, Ramón (2019) "The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss's Children's Books," Research on Diversity in Youth Literature: Vol. 1 : Iss. 2 , Article 4. Available at: Since February 13, 2019 Diverse Books for Everyone In late August and early September, a group of us here at NPL published a series of blog posts dedicated to exploring the racist images and stereotypes present in specific examples of classic children's literature. Our efforts were part of a larger project wherein a diverse group of library employees had conversations how best to address the "potential hurt these books could cause" while honoring public libraries' central values regarding intellectual freedom and the right of everyone to read what they so choose. In addtion to the blog posts published discussing Dr.

A curated book-finding app for librarians, teachers, parents and kids, from WNDB OurStory is aimed at kids, teens, and parents to help them discover new books with diverse content and from content creators from marginalized communities using a fun quiz. It will also offer cool content perks from their favorite authors and illustrators. OurStory Teen is for ages 13 and older, and OurStory Kids is for ages 12 and younger. Children can use OurStory Kids as a guest to access the quiz, but perks are available only to registered users.

Conscious Kids: Talking About Race We are excited to introduce our new Conscious Kids: Talking About Race book kits. These kits are filled with a selection of beautiful, diverse picture books that center the stories of children of color. They are a component of the library’s commitment to equity, and we hope patrons will use this tool to start or continue discussions about race with the children in their lives. Ending the Era of Harmful “Indian” Mascots NCAI's Long Standing Opposition to Harmful "Indian" Sports Mascots As the nation’s oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native advocacy organization, NCAI has long held a clear position against derogatory and harmful stereotypes of Native people—including sports mascots—in media and popular culture. In 1968 NCAI launched a campaign to address stereotypes of Native people in popular culture and media, as well as in sports. Since this effort began, there has been a great deal of progress made and support to end the era of harmful "Indian" mascots in sports. NCAI's position is clear, longstanding, and deeply rooted in our seventy years as a leading voice for Indian Country - we advocate for and protect the civil rights, social justice, and racial equity of all Native people in all parts of American society. The intolerance and harm promoted by these “Indian” sports mascots, logos, or symbols, have very real consequences for Native people.