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review: Money Boy

May 30, 2014


title: Money Boy author: Paul Yee date: Groundwood Books; 2011 main character: Wei/Ray/Steel While coming out stories are quite common place in queer teen literature, few if any are about a Chinese immigrant to Canada. Wei’s father does a random check into to the history files of the family’s computer and discovers that his son […]

Roundup: May

May 30, 2014

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As happens every month, new diversity releases for the month are list here, at Diversity in YA and at Rich in Color. And each month, we all manage to have different lists. I only list books written by authors of color. Rich In Color “is dedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting young […]

Under the Radar

May 28, 2014


Are you a librarian or parent working to create a diverse book collection in your home or school? Don’t miss Lee and Low’s inventory and list of resources to help you along the way. Be certain to read The Brown Bookshelf’s feature from Carole Bostone Weatherford on why she entered the print on demand and […]

Giving You More Diversity for 25 Years

May 27, 2014


“More than two decades ago Wade and Cheryl Hudson were parents on a desperate search for children’s books that reflected the diversity of Black history, heritage and experiences. Disappointed by the limited number and their unreliable availability, the couple embarked upon a mission: to produce the kind of positive, vibrant Black-interest books that they wanted […]

CAKE Literary: We’re On A Diversity Mission – Here’s Why!

May 23, 2014


One of my recent blog posts ending with Over the next few weeks, I hope to introduce you to few players who are recreating the game for the sake of our children. That’s what we have to remember, this is for our children. I do have a couple of these posts, but I soon realized […]

New Upcoming and Off Topic

May 21, 2014

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I recently joined a webinar for the purpose of learning about upcoming multicultural titles in children’s literature. Lee and Low, Groundwood, James Lorimer and Co (distributed by Orca) and Tuttle Books all shared information about new or upcoming titles. I have to admit I was quite interested in the picture books although I rarely take […]

review: Silver People

May 13, 2014


title: Silver People author: Margarita Engle date: HMH Children’s Books; March 2013 main character: Mateo “Strange as it seems, the ‘globalization’ of international trade did not begin with the Internet but was launched a century ago when a new waterway suddenly made the world seem small.” This line ends Silver People, the story of the […]

Librarian Amy Cheney

May 12, 2014

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“Youth of color have much more frequent contact with the justice system than white youth. Black youth account for 16% of the youth population, but represent 28% of juvenile arrests, 37% of the detained population, 38% of those in residential treatment, and 58% of youth committed to state adult prison”. These numbers originated in The […]


May 11, 2014


#WeNeedDiverseBooks formed in direct response to the all white male panel selected to be the voice of kidlit at BookCon. The movement happened because so many people are so tired of the lack of books that feature characters of diverse ethnicity, sexual preference or religion. This issue is simply the tip of the iceberg and […]