Saturday, January 27, 2018

Multicultural Children's Book Day 2018

How are you promoting an interest in diverse cultures with your children?

Read with a child this weekend and open their world to the far horizon.

I regularly review picture books featuring different languages, cultures, and countries.

Here are some of the Perfect Picture Book Reviews from the past months.
Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson
Moses Goes To The Circus, by Isaac Millman
The Shark God, by Rafe Martin and David Shannon
Sleep Tight, Snow White, by Jen Arena and Lorena Alvarez
Never Forgotten, by Patricia McKissack and Leo and Diane Dillon

For young readers, try
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen, by Debbi Michiko Florence and Elizabet Vukovik
Alvin Ho is Allergic to The Great Wall, The Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions, by Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham

A few of my favorite multicultural middle grade reads are
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, by Uma Krishnaswami and Abigail Halpin
Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
The Whole Story of Half a Girl, by Veera Hiranandani

I don't read much YA, but Nora & Kettle, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor, was fantastic—earth-shattering—a biracial love story set in a dark part of America's past.

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. 
–From the author's website

Blue Sky, White Stars,
by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson

Nora & Kettle, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Cover by Marya Heiman
The Whole Story of Half a Girl,
 by Veera Hiranandani

Alvin Ho, by Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham

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