Category Archive: Building A Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library

Building a Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library – Ezra Jack Keats – Plus Complaints About Weather

It is April 22, and here in Saint Paul we are in the middle of a snowstorm – we are expected to get 2-4 inches tonight.  This is the third snow storm in… Continue reading

Bee Bim Bop! – Building a Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park.   Bee-Bim Bop! is so cute.  The rhymes are fun and rhytmic, and Ho Baek Lee’s illustrations are sweet and playful. The book tells the story of a… Continue reading

“Ethnic” Books – Please, Baby, Please

I need a new title for this series, I HATE writing “Ethnic” everyone is “ethnic.”  I don’t want to call in minority, or multi-cultural or … any suggestions? :All this springs from an… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Birchbark House Series – Louise Erdrich

Yesterday I mentioned that I would start featuring good children’s literature featuring non-white protagonists.  I’ve been reaching out to all of the mom’s and dad’s of pre-schoolers that I know for Early Childhood… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Blind Spot – Multicultural, Multiracial, Multi-ethnic Children’s Literature

Education Week’s Early Years Blog reports that preschool teachers cannot name books with non-white protagonists, even as 40% of our students are non-white in the United States: A group of more than 100… Continue reading