Some of our favorite sources of information on children’s books:
Reading LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books in Schools:
American Indians in Children’s Literature:
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:
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:
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.
Taun Wright, CEO of Equal Read, lays out some of the arguments for using diverse books in all schools, regardless of student demographics.