Web: Diverse Children’s Books

This week I have a very important post to share – written by a teacher who happens to be Asian American.

Having Diverse Books Isn’t Enough by Katharine Hale

Katherine shares about her book buying experience at a teacher’s conference, and reviews the book she bought.

Be sure to read all the way to the end for a well-thought out book review and a twist to the book-buying story.  The comments also have some interesting points, which leads me to our next link:

Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism by Sarah Park

I first came across this ages ago and was happy to find it linked in the comments of the first article, because this is such a great reference.  This line in particular jumped out at me: “In friendships between white and non-white children, is it the child of color who does most of the understanding and forgiving?”  because that is a subtle indication of bias that I have overlooked in the past.

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Author: colorfulbookreviews

I work in a library by day and parent the rest of the time. I am passionate about good books representing the full spectrum of human diversity for every age group and reading level. This blog is my attempt to help parents, educators, and librarians find the best children's books authored by or featuring characters of color.

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