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2017 LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature

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Here it is! My LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature reading list for summer 2017! Almost-Final Reading List (in alphabetical order) Alko, Selina. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial…

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Picture This: Reflecting Diversity in Children’s Book Publishing

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At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, author Tameka Fryer Brown presented the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) multicultural publishing statistics during the panel “Celebrating Diversity: The Brown Bookshelf Salutes Great Books for Kids.” She displayed…

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Originally posted on Libba Bray:
I’ve been largely off social media lately. It’s not unusual for me to go underground for periods of time to deal with work and/or life stuff. But as I was underground this week, I missed…

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28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball

Originally posted on Scott Woods Makes Lists:
A few years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian I relished the opportunity, but…

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Happy Book Birthday, Crystal Allen!

Oh Mylanta…She’s back! We are pleased as peanut brittle to celebrate the latest, greatest release from author and BBS contributor, Crystal Allen, also known as The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown (Balzer and Bray). ? We asked Crystal for some…

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Is It Too Late? Happy New Year + Blog’s Numbers + Ivory Coast Music

There, I said it in the title. And I mean it, may this year be the happiest and have the most enjoyable shape we can sculpt it into. May the brush of diversity keep adding its meaningful hues to our cultural landscape. I often get asked about this blog’s numbers… Continue reading

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Reading Roundup: 10 Children’s Books about Latino Winter Celebrations

Originally posted on Vamos a Leer:
¡Buenos días! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! This month I’ve compiled a list of children’s books about winter festivities celebrated in Latin America and Latino communities in the United States. Here…

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