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Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. With school ending soon, we are committed to squashing summer slide by offering parents #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to… Read More Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

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A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

A few years ago, the book, The Wander Society, really caught my attention. I think it spoke to my inner need to be free to roam. But even though this book really spoke to me, my inner Rational Mom kicked in and berated me for being silly enough to think I could randomly, pack up, leave… Read More A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

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Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

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Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld

Even though  Autism Awareness Month is drawing to a close, I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books about kids on the autism spectrum disorder and ones that encourage inclusively and empathy. Then I stumbled upon the Stewie BOOM! series from Christine Bronstein is geared towards both families and parents with special needs… Read More Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld

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#FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)

I love books. Anyone that has been following this site for more than a day can tell that too. But things get really exciting and rewarding for me when I am able to interview thought leaders and innovators in the world of multicultural children’s books. Publisher, Philip Lee, is one of those thought leaders. Philip… Read More #FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)

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¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

Author Yvette Pais came across my radar during Multicultural Children’s Bool Day 2017. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and I consider her one of my many “online buddies.” She is kind, gracious and crazy-talented. Created by Yvette and illustrator Ines Hüni, the purpose of this new book, titled ¿Qué pasa? Los an Animales de la… Read More ¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

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A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things

     After I finished reading The Ostrich and Other Lost Things by Beth Hautala, I felt like I had struck gold. This middle reader/YA book is truly one of the best books I’ve read in at least 2 years. I am blown away by the storytelling and the lesson of unconditional love. The Ostrich is a… Read More A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things

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Can You Really Call Yourself an Author—or are You an Author Impostor?

Guest post from author, Carissa Andrews It’s not uncommon for writers to feel like they aren’t truly authors unless they’ve been published and represented by the big names. This mentality will not yield the publishing results you’re looking for and could be costing you time and earnings. A lot has changed in the publishing world in… Read More Can You Really Call Yourself an Author—or are You an Author Impostor?

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Did you know Bigfoot goes on Vacation? Check out the new Bigfoot seek-and-find series!

In Minnesota, we are believers that Big Hairy Bypedials are possibly rooming the thousands of acres of untouched wildness in this state. Do I believe? Maybe yes. Maybe no?  Let me just say I got crazy-squealy-fan-girl a few years ago when the Hunting Bigfoot TV show came to a northern town about 2 hours from… Read More Did you know Bigfoot goes on Vacation? Check out the new Bigfoot seek-and-find series!