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Children's Literature Reviews: Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico!: Americas ...

Children's Literature Reviews: Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico!: Americas ... | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Children's Literature Reviews ... In this picture book, Pat Mora uses haiku to celebrate the various foods that are thought to be native to the Americas (South, Central, and North). The foods ...
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Give a Child a Book of Hope

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Give a Child a Book of Hope By Darcy Pattison, Author I appreciate that the CBC Diversity Bookshelf addresses all sorts of diversity, from ethnic to family situations and beyond. If you glance down...
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Latina Author & Poet Pat Mora Talks About Poetry for Children

Latina Author & Poet Pat Mora Talks About Poetry for Children | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Pat Mora has not only published multiple poetry books for Latino children, but is also the founder of Día de los Niños here in the United States.
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Scholars Are Finally Tackling Yiddish Children's Literature

Scholars Are Finally Tackling Yiddish Children's Literature | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Two upcoming anthologies will chronicle Yiddish children’s literature, largely believed to be an understudied and unknown field.
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When Death Shows Its Heart | Kirkus Reviews

When Death Shows Its Heart | Kirkus Reviews | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Julie Danielson talks about picture books observing death and loss in compelling ways.
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European picture books discuss death and dying more openly it seems than American books.

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Association of Jewish Libraries - "People of the Books" Blog

Association of Jewish Libraries - "People of the Books" Blog | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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2016 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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Why are there so few girls in children’s books?

Why are there so few girls in children’s books? | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
The main characters — whether they're human, animal, a snowplow or a crayon — are almost always male.
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Children’s literature as a means of social change | Humanium – Together for Children’s Rights

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Humanium: Together for Children's Rights.

 

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Jon Klassen Has Created the We Found a Hat Picture Book | Children's Book Council

Jon Klassen Has Created the We Found a Hat Picture Book | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

“At 56 rather than 40 pages, We Found a Hat is the longest book in Klassen’s trilogy, which came about quite organically, he said: ‘I always set out to make the shortest book I can, since I don’t want anything … Read...

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Penguin Young Readers And We Need Diverse Books Announce Writing Contest to Honor Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Children's Book Council

Penguin Young Readers And We Need Diverse Books Announce Writing Contest to Honor Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

New York, NY — Penguin Young Readers is pleased to announce a writing contest in partnership with We Need Diverse Books™ to honor the 40th anniversary of Mildred D. Taylor’s award winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

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Let's celebrate this classic.

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Matt de la Peña, Sophie Blackall win Newbery, Caldecott Medals | Children's Book Council

Matt de la Peña, Sophie Blackall win Newbery, Caldecott Medals | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

BOSTON, MA — Matt de la Peña, author of “Last Stop on Market Street,” and Sophie Blackall, illustrator of “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” are the 2016 winners of the John...

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National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang to Write a New Nonfiction Book on Basketball | Children's Book Council

National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang to Write a New Nonfiction Book on Basketball | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

During Yang’s inauguration speech, he described a former aversion to basketball and how reading Outside the Paint, a history book by Kathleen S. Yep, instilled a yearning within him to read more books about the sport.

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#DrawingDiversity: ‘Boats for Papa’ by Jessixa Bagley | Children's Book Council

#DrawingDiversity: ‘Boats for Papa’ by Jessixa Bagley | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s, June 2015). All rights reserved. @macmillankids Read More

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A beautiful book, one I want for my personal collection. 

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#ReadYourWorld! (My book review for Multicultural Children's Book Day)

#ReadYourWorld! (My book review for Multicultural Children's Book Day) | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

This month I've had the privilege to participate as a book reviewer in the Multicultural Children's Book Day. Since I'm the mother of a bilingual toddler, I requested books to review that would be appropriate both for that age and linguistic level.

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21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference ~ Home

21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference ~ Home | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference. 21CNFC is a unique conference that highlights what's new in children's nonfiction publishing and much more. Faculty and panels include trade nonfiction publishers, authors, illustrators, social media gurus, educators, and more.
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The best venue for children's publishers to meet | Bologna Children's Book Fair

The best venue for children's publishers to meet | Bologna Children's Book Fair | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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This is the place to be i April 4-7. 

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Op-ed: A Letter to Heather and Her Two Mommies From Their Creator | Advocate.com

Back in 1989 an LGBT-themed children's book titled Heather Has Two Mommies incited condemnation from conservatives — and adoration from LGBT families. With her book being reissued, author Lesléa Newman has some words for her most famous character.
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    Poetry for Children: Poetry at the YMA

    Poetry for Children: Poetry at the YMA | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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So, here's the round up of the poetry titles that received ALA awards this year.


And  note that Margarita Engle has two books here: the picture book Drum Dream Girl and her memoir, Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

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Scholastic Halts Distribution of ‘A Birthday Cake for George Washington’

Scholastic Halts Distribution of ‘A Birthday Cake for George Washington’ | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A picture book about George Washington and his enslaved household cook prompted an outcry.
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A Picture Book for Newbery! (REJOICE!)

A Picture Book for Newbery! (REJOICE!) | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
If you’re seeking to understand the significance of yesterday’s Newbery Medal being awarded to a picture book, grab a cuppa and settle in. Five years ago, The New York Times published an article th...
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Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want

Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

"A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go."

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Gene Luen Yang’s Speech at the National Ambassador Inauguration Ceremony | Children's Book Council

Gene Luen Yang’s Speech at the National Ambassador Inauguration Ceremony | Children's Book Council | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

I’d like to start my talk by telling you something about myself that you probably don’t know: I am a nerd.I like the things that nerds typically like, things like computer and superhero comics.But today, I’m not just a nerd,...

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2016 APALA Literary Award Announced

2016 APALA Literary Award Announced | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

Here are all the winners of the 2016 APALA Literature Award, given by the Asian Pacific American Library Association. We’re excited to have two books on the list!

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Dancing into 2016 with January's Notes! - The Horn Book

Dancing into 2016 with January's Notes! - The Horn Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

In January’s edition of Notes from the Horn Book, I had the honor of talking to author/illustrator Barbara McClintock about her latest picture book, Emma and Julia Love Ballet. (Check out that super-cute picture of Barbara in the ballet studio!

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