During Black History Month, learn about everyday American heroes who fought against inequality. Here's a great list of books for your child.
How do you make sure you are celebrating Black History in a way that values a people's cultural contributions within a social and historical context?
OK... so in case you didn't know... black people invented stories. Seriously! It's true! You can read about it by learning about one of my favorite folktale heroes... Ananse the Spider
I'm a BIG proponent of Valentines Day as a day for celebrating LOVE of all kinds (non just romantic heterosexual cis-gendered love.) My girls and I do a lot to celebrate the love we have for all the different people in our lives. The following a few books my family LOVES about LOVE!
When you are feeling despair about the road ahead, get inspired by the words and life of Congressman John Lewis.
I put together a short Snapchat video showcasing one of the best FREE resources I know in our city for informal learning: your local SF Public Library.
In case you missed this... here's a little Monday inspiration for you... AGAIN in the form of Marley Dias who initiated a book drive campaign to collect 1000 books with black female characters.
On Thursday, February 11, 2016 I had the HONOR of participating in the National African American Read-In at John Muir Elementary. Here are some tips on holding a Read-In to celebrate diverse books at your school!
I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to talk about race and identity in developmentally appropriate ways with kids. Below I've put together tried and true resources (Yes! I REALLY, I tried them) based on my experiences as a mom talking about race with my own kids.
It's not always easy to find books that reflect this diversity however. That's why I wanted to share a great resource for finding new diverse books.
Below is a list I recently got from a good friend, Sara D. who like me, is always on the hunt for great books which feature main characters who are NOT of European-American heritage (many of which are girls!)
Baby owls wake up and their mother is gone! A mommy raccoon eases her baby raccoon's worries about the first day of school. A mommy pig reassures her little one about being away... Use these great books to ease separation anxiety and worries about school.
It is important to have a wide range of diverse books for children to read. Learn about how you can support the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign May 1-3, 2014.
The wonderful thing about the Internet is there is so much out there. Lately, I've been feeling the love for all the wonderful educators and parents who are sharing all the great literature that is out there for teens today. Here are a few of my favorites YA book reviewers of late with a little bit about them from their websites.
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These posts share good reads of all kinds and tips and tools to help increase diverse books at your child’s school. Along the way I highlight amazing authors, and great adult reads. Let’s nurture a love of reading.