|Celebrate January 27, 2014|
Congratulations to Mia Wenjen and Valarie Budayr for their initiative to promote diversity in books. To celebrate cultural awareness, several participants in Perfect Picture Book Friday chose books with cultural themes or subplots. Follow the link to see my review of Mice and Beans.
Check back this Friday, my PPBF Pick will continue the theme with a review of Laundry Day, by Maurie J. Manning
JumpIntoABook lists useful resources and culturally focused reading lists. They also have a giveaway scheduled for this week, so make that your next stop!
In addition, Here are some of my favorite cross-cultural reads from 2013. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
|by Uma Krishnaswami|
|by Candace Fleming|
|by Gary D. Schmidt|
|by Thanhha Lai|
And these picture books
Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say
Unspoken, by Henry Cole
Uncle Jed's Barber Shop, by Margaree King Mitchell and James Ransome
The Sandwich Swap, by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, and Tricia Tusa
A Child's Calendar, by John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman
Bearskin, by Howard Pyle and Trina Schart Hyman
The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women, by Katrin Tchana and Trina Schart Hyman