About Multiculturalism Rocks!
This blog celebrates cultural diversity in children's literature and the people who make it happen. I find heritage months wonderful, however I also believe that one needs not to wait for a particular season to celebrate cultural diversity. Like any other mainstream successes, multicultural books are a wonderful source of information, provide a great escapism and, dare I say, promote world peace. What is there not to like? *smile*
With that in mind, be ready to read about Native Indian, Asian, Hispanic, African-American literature and many others, anytime of the month.
While I will do my best to post regularly, please keep in mind that the blog is still a work-in-progress, as I am balancing my academic obligations and other life altering matters.
Features, such as a blog roll of authors, publishers and more, will be added and updated on a regular basis.
Thank you for your patience.
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Top Posts & Pages
- Agent Interview: Tracey Adams, of ADAMS LITERARY
- What Does Multicultural Literature Mean to You?
- Foreign Books Worth Knowing: THE DARK CHILD, by Camara Laye
- MG Review: CLARA LEE AND THE APPLE PIE DREAM, by Jenny Han, Illus. by Julia Kuo
- Book Review: CLONE CODES, a Novel by Patricia, Fredrick & John McKissack
Category Archives: Books
Favorite quote, which happens to be the opening line: “As soon as the war ended, we located the one place on Earth that hadn’t been touched by war and blew it hell.” – Bob Hope, US Comedian, and Author, 1947. … Continue reading
Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since the last post, but I’m hoping a time well spent, with good, promising seeds planted. A few people, who happen to not have a Facebook account, asked me how they could keep … Continue reading
My Birthday Is September Eleven and Other Short Stories… A book for children and adults, so we never forget 9/11. On Sunday, September 11, people across the country will pause to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It’s important that … Continue reading
Some favorite quotes (would copy-paste the whole book if it wasn’t unethical) “Santoshi couldn’t tell me where she lived, but the very polite young man whose armpit was hosting my ear offered translation services…” p. 12 “So Santoshi has been … Continue reading
Bilingual PB Review: NO TIME FOR MONSTERS-NO HAY TIEMPO PARA MONSTRUOUS, by Spelile Rivas; Illus. by Valeria Cervantes
No Time for Monsters-No Hay Tiempo para Monstruous is an English/Spanish bilingual story easy to read over and over with children, with smile and giggles. It’s one of those tales well served by the title, seasoned with humor and carried … Continue reading
Favorite Quotes “In Korean, everyone has a special name. I’m Uhnee because that means “big sister.” p. 36 “What was out of style yesterday could be back today, Mr. Eddly. You just never know.” I then walked past him with … Continue reading