Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism
283 views | +0 today
Follow
Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism
To assist teachers and librarians on finding children's books about diversity and multiculturalism
Curated by E. Acosta
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Six Steps to Utilizing Multicultural Books in Classroom Read Alouds ...

Six Steps to Utilizing Multicultural Books in Classroom Read Alouds ... | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

"Well-written multicultural picture books allow students of different ethnic groups to connect with the characters and provide an avenue for dialogue with students who sometimes feel marginalized by their background.'

 

Guest Article Written By: Sandra Bornstein

Students need to feel comfortable in their classrooms....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

How To Choose The Best Multicultural Books | Scholastic.com

How To Choose The Best Multicultural Books | Scholastic.com | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Get 50 great book recommendations, plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on selecting multicultural literature.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Black Children's Books You Must Share With Your Youngster

Black Children's Books You Must Share With Your Youngster | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Bedtime reading is one of our favorite childhood memories.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

InCultureParent | Raising Globally-Minded Children—What? How? And Why?

InCultureParent | Raising Globally-Minded Children—What? How? And Why? | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
One day, while driving around in our car, my four-year-old son complained from behind, “Ma, I wish all of us were not Indians. It is boring. You or Appa could have been Mexican or Italian.” I smiled at his wish for our family to be biracial.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment

Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

The commencement of the school year provides an excellent opportunity for educators to assess their classroom and school's multicultural efficacy.

Educational environments that reflect the rich diversity of the community, nation and world assist in opening students' minds and actively engaging them in their learning. Research has shown that prejudice is countered when educational environments foster critical thinking, empathy development and positive self esteem in students. The downloadable checklists linked from this page include some criteria for creating positive, anti-bias environments where respect for diversity is taught, modeled, and experienced firsthand.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

9 Children's Books About Africa: Celebrating Africa's Colour, Culture and Diversity in Stories and Rhyme | 'Babbleabout' children's books, learning and play

9 Children's Books About Africa: Celebrating Africa's Colour, Culture and Diversity in Stories and Rhyme | 'Babbleabout' children's books, learning and play | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
All the children's books chosen here bring out the rich, hot colours, the unusual animals, the beautiful landscapes and the interesting people of this most amazing continent.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Children's and YA Books With Asian HeritageThemes

Children's and YA Books With Asian HeritageThemes | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Series of pages on children's and young adult books with Asian American Themes (including Japanese American, Chinese American, Korean American, Vietnamese American and books set in Asia...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

CCBC Booklists - 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read

CCBC Booklists - 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

At the CCBC, we define "multicultural" literature as books by and about people of color: African and African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific and Asian Pacific Americans, and Latinos. This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Top Ten Books Recommended for Elementary School

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Top Ten Books Recommended for Elementary School | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

If I was starting a library in an elementary school, these are the first ten books I'd buy. In reading these books, students would be reading stories Native writers create about Native people and places. The books I list here include fiction, historical fiction, traditional story, and poetry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Children’s Book Press | multicultural | bilingual | children’s books

Children’s Book Press | multicultural | bilingual | children’s books | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Children's Book Press focuses on publishing first voice literature for children by and about people from the Latino, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American communities. Since 1975, Children's Book Press has promoted lived and shared experiences of cultures who have been historically under-represented or misrepresented in children's literature while also focusing on promoting inter-cultural and cross-cultural awareness for children of all backgrounds.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Cherokee Scholar to Discuss Children’s Books - SUNY Cortland

Cherokee Scholar to Discuss Children’s Books - SUNY Cortland | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

A child’s cultural education begins in part in the pages of a children’s book, according to Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi.

A Cherokee, she has focused her research on stereotyping throughout American history. Her work on the subject of children’s books and their impact on the cultural development of children has been published over the past several decades. Her message about culture is a universal one: understanding begins with becoming more aware of what our children are taught and the influence children’s literature has on society.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Using Bilingual Stories to Teach “un Poquito de Español”

Using Bilingual Stories to Teach “un Poquito de Español” | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
When people hear that I’m a Spanish teacher, or that we speak Spanish at home with our kids, I am immediately asked for resources that I recommend to introduce their kids to Spanish. When sea...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Letterbox Library

Letterbox Library | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Refugees and migration, multicultural and non-sexist books for children...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

InCultureParent Magazine -for parents raising little global citizens

InCultureParent Magazine -for parents raising little global citizens | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens.  Centered around culture and tradition, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. We also spotlight different global holidays together with craft ideas for kids and recipes. We review good books for kids that have a multicultural theme or feature different cultures.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Guidelines for Choosing Multicultural Books

Guidelines for Choosing Multicultural Books | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Tips for identifying and selecting appropriate multicultural books.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Our Asian Heritage: Children's Books on the Asian American Experience

Our Asian Heritage: Children's Books on the Asian American Experience | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
The website of the San Francisco Public Library.
more...
Karla's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:22 AM

How about learning about other's cultures through books!

Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

African-American Voices in Children's Fiction

African-American Voices in Children's Fiction | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Compiled by Arrowhead Library System.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Grace Lin Books

Grace Lin Books | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Lin artfully wraps her hero's story in alternating layers of Chinese folklore, providing rich cultural context. Detailed, jewel-toned illustrations and spot art reminiscent of Chinese painting highlight key scenes and themes and serve as the focus of an overall exquisite design."—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Children's Books About Disabilities and Handicaps

Children's Books About Disabilities and Handicaps | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
These children's books about disabilities and handicaps appeared on more than one respected list. Using books to help children heal is called Bibliotherapy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

The Children's Book Council

The Children's Book Council | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

CBC Diversity is dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and experiences contributing to children's and young adult literature -- encouraging diversity of race, gender, geographical origin, and class among both the creators of and the topics addressed by kid lit.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

Multicultural Picture Book- Improving the World ... - Sandra Bornstein

Multicultural Picture Book- Improving the World ... - Sandra Bornstein | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
The multicultural picture book, Gathering the Sparks, provides a Jewish perspective of ways people can work toward improving the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute - Recommended Multicultural & Anti-bias Books for Children for Grades K-6.

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute - Recommended Multicultural & Anti-bias Books for Children for Grades K-6. | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it

Books are mirrors in which children see themselves reflected. When children are represented in literature and other media, they begin to see themselves as valuable and worthy of notice. Conversely when children do not see accurate representations of themselves, they may internalize the message that they are not worthy of notice.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by E. Acosta
Scoop.it!

InCultureParent | Celebrating Diwali Outside India

InCultureParent | Celebrating Diwali Outside India | Choosing Children's Books about Diversity and Multiculturalism | Scoop.it
Growing up in India, Diwali was the most anticipated day of the year.
more...
No comment yet.