Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Children's Books That Celebrate Diversity I Hope You Won't Miss

In honor of Multicultural Children's Book Day this Friday, January 27, 2017, I list some of my favorite children's books that celebrate American diversity. #ReadYourWorld

My Name is Yoon 

The Moved-Outers

Last Stop on Market Street

Home of the Brave

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio

One-Handed Catch

The Other Side

The Thing About Georgie

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Thunder Boy Jr.

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/
Marisol McDonald no combina

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story


Multicultural Children's Book Day site: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i

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  1. Great post! Diversity is so important, and especially in children's books!

  2. Great topic! I've only heard of one book on your list, so I definitely have some research to do. =)

  3. Oh my gosh! Thank you for these. I needed some book recommendations for my nephew & what makes these even better are that they are diverse. I'll be adding all of these to my nephew's TBR. Thank you again for this post, it is wonderful & I'm so glad you shared it.

    My TTT

  4. I loved, loved, loved Wonder! Great collection of books, Deb!

  5. Great list as ever Mrs Nance. I was getting worried scrolling down, but thankfully I've managed to read two of them- Wonder and Roll of Thunder.

  6. What a great list! I see a few that might work soon for my 1 year old granddaughter.

  7. I've read five of these and have seven in my classroom library, so I'm feeling pretty proud over here. Lovely list; thank you!

  8. Home of the Brave is so powerful, and it made me cry so much, all along! Would you recommend other books by the same author?

    1. So far, this is the first book of that author I have read.

  9. Yay for this list! It's so important to include diversity in children's books, because they can teach them a lot about acceptance. Wonder is one of the most well-written and gorgeous books I've ever read - every single person should read it, tbh.

  10. What a great list! I love diversity in children's books and am always looking for more. I see several that would appeal to my 7 year old.

  11. Reading more diversely is on my TTT list for this week and your recommendations and links will come in handy, thank you. My TTT link

  12. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry has always been one of my favorites. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. I love books about diversity!! Good choice for a topic this week.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-top-ten.html

  14. Awesome list! I've read the Other Side and I loved that book! I hope I can check out the other books!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  15. Some days when I read your lists I wish I was an Elementary Librarian. The story books are so lovely.

    1. And the stories can have a profound influence on young lives.

  16. Great topic and post! I'm so glad that diversity is being discussed and actively read.

  17. Deb, great topic and list! I have read one book (Wonder), have wanted to read another for a while now(Roll of Thunder) and recently read about another(Last Stop on Market Street).. will add these to my list


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