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Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus

Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Julie Danielson interviews poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko about his 50th book, 'The Death of the Hat'.
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Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows

Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.
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Here's What Is Possible When A Children's Book Contains No Gender Specific Pronouns

Here's What Is Possible When A Children's Book Contains No Gender Specific Pronouns | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
What if a children's book contained no gender specific pronouns?

Author Maya Christina Gonzalez explores this idea in her book Call Me Tree, the final book in a trilogy that highlights how valuable our connection to nature can be.

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Which modern day children's books will become classics?

Which modern day children's books will become classics? | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
We’ve had the BBC’s best children’s books of all time and not a single one was published after 1968, so what are the future classics, books written in the last few years that people will still be reading in 50 or even 100 years time?

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Review of Shh! We Have a Plan - The Horn Book

Review of Shh! We Have a Plan - The Horn Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
 Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton; illus. by the author Preschool    Candlewick    40 pp. 9/14    978-0-7636-7293-5    $15.99 With cover art recalling Ungerer’s The Three Robbers (rev. 6/62) and the wry sensibility of Klassen’s Hat books, this is a natural choice for any storytime. A spare, humorous text pairs with blocky digital illustrations to …
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Beating the Drum for Women's Rights | Kirkus

Beating the Drum for Women's Rights | Kirkus | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Blogger Julie Danielson reviews Margarita Engle's picture book 'Drum Dream Girl'.
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2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award goes to PRAESA - Radio Sweden

2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award goes to PRAESA - Radio Sweden | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
The 2015 laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) for children's and young adult literature is the South African organisation Project for ...

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Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death

Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces a
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Crow Indian Culture in Poetry by Henry Real Bird

Crow Indian Culture in Poetry by Henry Real Bird | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Henry Real Bird talks about Crow Indian culture and reads poems from his new collection, Wolf Teeth. He also sings a poem. About Henry Real Bird's poetry:
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Valley Journal: Stayin’ alive: keeping poetry relevant

Valley Journal: Stayin’ alive: keeping poetry relevant | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
ST. IGNATIUS – Mention poetry and many people turn away thinking it’s the boring stuff of dead people.
On Feb. 28, fourth and fifth-grade s...
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Young Readers Say No Thanks to Enhanced E-Reading | Digital Book World

Young Readers Say No Thanks to Enhanced E-Reading | Digital Book World | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

So far, digital natives haven't shown much interest in e-reading, let alone enhanced ebooks, despite plenty of theories about why.


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Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.

"How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives," Annie Dil
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CBC Book on Twitter

CBC Book on Twitter | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
26 days 'til Children's Book Week (May 4-10)! Share #kidlit #storylines all month! http://bit.ly/1yapeAd #CBW15 pic.twitter.com/sXSt6eUbMc
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Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges

Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
When Olivia Hernandez was a middle schooler in Oxnard, she became hooked on K-wave — the global phenomenon of South Korean pop music, television and culture. Inspired by the romantic series "My Lovely Sam Soon" and bands like Clazziquai, she taught herself the Korean alphabet and learned a few phrases.
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Inside The Mind Of The World's Naughtiest Children's Book Illustrator

Inside The Mind Of The World's Naughtiest Children's Book Illustrator | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Tomi Ungerer was, for a brief reign, the king of children's illustration.

After moving to New York in 1956, the French artist and writer published a succession of unusual yet wildly successful children's books, including The Three Robbers, ...
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Her Stinging Critiques Propel Young Adult Best Sellers

Her Stinging Critiques Propel Young Adult Best Sellers | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Julie Strauss-Gabel, whose stable of star writers are reshaping children’s literature, is known for her unconventional taste and stinging critiques.
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Five questions for Nikki Grimes - The Horn Book

Five questions for Nikki Grimes - The Horn Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than by talking with acclaimed poet Nikki Grimes? Her many books include narratives in verse, prose fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction, frequently featuring African American characters and culture. In Grimes’s latest picture book, Poems in the Attic (illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon; Lee & Low, …
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How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Children of color and the poor make up more than half the children in the United States. Yet few of the books recommended in the Common Core's appendix reflect their lives.
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Shoshone-Bannock Teacher Collects Sacred Stories

Shoshone-Bannock Teacher Collects Sacred Stories | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Donna Houtz McArthur talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about the sacred stories of the Shoshone-Bannock people and reads from her collection When the
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A Conversation with a Nakoda/Assiniboine Poet

A Conversation with a Nakoda/Assiniboine Poet | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
During this program, Minerva Allen talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about her role as a guardian of tribal culture. She also reads from her collection
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New chapter to encourage reading at Edmondson Heights Elementary

New chapter to encourage reading at Edmondson Heights Elementary | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Oh, the places they'll go, now that students at Edmondson Heights Elementary School have 750 new books to read in their very own jungle-themed space.
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Heather's Descendants | Kirkus

Heather's Descendants | Kirkus | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
To celebrate 'Heather Has Two Mommies' turning 25 years old, Julie Danielson talks about the book's evolution as well as new picture books serve to normalize gay parenting.
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