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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Passion and Strengths

In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students

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a gorgeous new volume of nursery rhymes

a gorgeous new volume of nursery rhymes | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes -- collected by Elizabeth Hammill, illustrated by more than 70 celebrated artists first published in Great Britain, 2014; published in the ...
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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » On Mistakes, Art-Studio Endorphins, andServing the Story with Illustrator Tom Lichtenheld

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » On Mistakes, Art-Studio Endorphins, andServing the Story with Illustrator Tom Lichtenheld | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » A Raschka Moment

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » A Raschka Moment | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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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.

Through Call ...
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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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Libraries Are Paving The Way For Cultural Unity

Libraries Are Paving The Way For Cultural Unity | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
The lack of diverse children’s books published annually does not reflect the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds us. According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center
(CCBC), only 393 of the more than 3,500 titles published in the U.S. in
2014 represented Nonwhites.  Also CCBC data shows that only 168 of
submitted 2014 titles were written and/or illustrated by a person of
color.     
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Bringing History to Life | Kirkus

Bringing History to Life | Kirkus | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Julie Danielson talks about four new nonfiction picture books that bring history to life.
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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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