Posts Tagged "diversity in children’s books"

Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in For Educators, Race & Culture, XYZ Feature | Comments Off on Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

On April 30, I presented my workshop, “Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race,” for the Massachusetts School Library Association conference in Amherst. Here is the title and resource list I’ve developed for the workshop. Many of the titles are older ones that I’ve used for years; they are intended as prototypes so that librarians, teachers and parents can apply these categories to other, more recent titles as well.       BOOKS AS BRIDGES Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race: A Bibliography developed by Krista Aronson and...

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Take Action for Diverse Children’s Books

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Diverse & Global Books, Events & Presentations  | Comments Off on Take Action for Diverse Children’s Books

Take Action for Diverse Children’s Books

Here’s a great report by Charlesbridge Editorial Director Yolanda Scott on the May 14 event, “A Place at the Table.”   Yolanda Scott (center) listens to Francisco Stork (right) Hosted by CBC Diversity, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons and the Horn Book, and presented in partnership with Children’s Books Boston, the gathering featured six authors (including me) speed-dating by briefly introducing our work at each of six tables, followed by discussion questions with participants about promoting diversity in children’s...

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School Library Journal Diversity Issue

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Changing White Mind, Race & Culture | Comments Off on School Library Journal Diversity Issue

School Library Journal Diversity Issue

SLJ has just published a Diversity issue, and my colleague, Bates College Psychology Professor Krista Aronson, and I have a piece in it, based on Krista’s research: “How Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance.”

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This Is a Crisis

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Changing White Mind, Diverse & Global Books, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators, Race & Culture | Comments Off on This Is a Crisis

This Is a Crisis

    Note: This piece was originially published in my column, “The Illustrator’s Perspective,” in the September/October issue of the Bulletin of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.   “The literature of America should reflect the children of America.” Lucille Clifton A New York Times story. A Children’s Book Council panel. An NPR “Morning Edition” feature story. Workshop sessions at the ALA’s summer convention. Jacqueline Woodson’s Coretta Scott King Award acceptance speech. These are just a...

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Christina

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars, Family & Friends, For Children's Book Creators, Race & Culture | Comments Off on Christina

Christina

Christina Nhek, the graduate student in library sciences I met at the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association award ceremony, sent me this photo and caption: Here is Christina, reading “A Path of Stars”. As a future librarian, hoping to continue to help others find their paths by providing library resources to enrich their futures. Christina writes: I read (A Path of Stars) and immediately felt a connection as the story mirrors what my family experienced as they escaped the genocide and settled in America. I was the only “American” born child, the baby of five....

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