diversity

To Speak of What’s Good: Positive Developments in Children’s Publishing

Children's publishing has shown some disturbing trends recently, but there's also much to be thankful for. Recently I (Janie) had the honor of visiting with ...
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Diversity in Mini-Biographies: Refugees, African Americans, and More!

Diversity is a siren call these days, and, in regards to standard history book treatment of ethnic minorities and women, it's often needed. Check Your ...
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Betrayed by Books: Always Read with Discernment!

I'm all for diversity in books--after all, God's creation is full of so many different kinds of people and they are all created in His image. We ...
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The Great Greene Heist

The Great Greene Heist, by Varian Johnson. Scholastic, 2014, 226 pages.  Age/interest level: 9-13. Everybody loves a con man, as long as they’re not the ...
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The Year of the … Books by Andrea Cheng

One of the most common questions I get when people learn of my profession is a variation of the following, My child is a precocious ...
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Book Bits (May 12, 2014)

Brown v. Board of Education Did you know it's the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education? Our children might ...
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ALA Midwinter Conference Reflections

Among children's literature lovers like ourselves, very little else holds the mystique of the ALA Youth Media Awards. The ALA holds two major national events ...
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Character in the Midst of Diversity: 8 Titles to Note

2013 has given us lots of excellent diverse picture book titles: books about minority cultures, folktale retellings, and books by (or illustrated by) people of ...
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