News & Resources

Some of our favorite sources of information on children’s books:

Reading LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books in Schools:
http://www.welcomingschools.org/pages/using-lgbtq-inclusive-childrens-books-amp-looking-at-gender-through-books/

American Indians in Children’s Literature:
https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s 2017 preliminary list is out! https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/Choices_17_preliminary_list.pdf

Reading While White: Allies for Racial Diversity and Inclusion in Books for Children’s and Teens:
http://readingwhilewhite.blogspot.com

weneeddiversebooks.org


California educators: free professional development opportunities at the Museum of Tolerance, including Teaching Tolerance’s literacy-based anti-bias curriculum Perspectives for a Diverse America:
http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.tmL6KfNVLtH/b.9230113/k.9732/Open_Enrollment_Institutes.htm


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Taun Wright, CEO of Equal Read, lays out some of the arguments for using diverse books in all schools, regardless of student demographics.

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