Browsing All Posts filed under »Diversity Issues«

CCBC Releases New Diversity Data

March 20, 2019

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As I was coming back from class today, I was discussing the weather with a young lady who was also exiting the building. She commented on the cold and the need for a jacket (still) and said she couldn’t wait for summer to come “so then, I can complain about how hot is it.” Are […]

Voices

June 14, 2017

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Wait! Before you read this post, listen to this Hidden Brain podcast. http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=531587708:531669057 I’ve been thinking a lot about the visual representations in picture books lately. I think this began for me with Dr. Leslie Bow’s presentation,” Race as Species: Animals and other Asian Americans in Multicultural Children’s Literature” and it was really brought home […]

Critical Engagement Through Social Media

February 6, 2016

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This weekend, I was honored to be part of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books one day event subtitled “I Tweeted, I Tumbled, I Taught”. In addition to hearing many ideas, teaching strategies and insights on using social media for professional development, teaching and engaging with others in ways that are legal and responsible. […]

SundayMorningReads

February 22, 2015

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I recently posted the CCBC’s recent figures on diverse books, stepped back and watched the web. Some praised the numbers for gains. KT Horning cautioned the numbers easily go up from year to year. Some questioned the books written by ethnic minorities but not about ethnic minorities. How is that call made? Is it good […]

CCBC Multicultural Stats 2014

February 18, 2015

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The Children’s Cooperative Book Council recently released figures on the number of multicultural books released in 2014. In releasing the numbers, K. T. Horning stating an optimism about things to come. “Even though the data we collect indicates children’s literature in this country continues to represent a mostly white world, we see signs that things […]

Done Deal

November 25, 2014

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I’m currently reading Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. “Half fairy. Half human.Half Black When Jazz ruled Chicago.” This is the third book in the American Fairy trilogy and easily stands alone. I should finish soon! Endings. ALAN just ended as did Grand Jury deliberations in Ferguson. I’m here in this resort setting in Maryland […]

Heaven Help Us All

June 17, 2014

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My plan: To write a quick little post about summer reading and summer at ALA. But, you know what they say about the best laid plans. I wasn’t online last night and missed the Limbaugh shenanigans. Only a small part of me wants to understand the method to this man’s madness the rest of me […]

SundayMorningReads

June 1, 2014

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Another small press to put on your radar: Brown Girl Publishing. From their site: Our Company: Brown Girls Publishing is a boutique publishing company, focusing primarily on digital content, while still providing printed books through Amazon. Our goal is to provide a voice for literary fan favorites, while introducing the next generation of authors. Our Founders: Between […]

Under the Radar

May 28, 2014

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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 […]