Roving Readers is a signature activity of Teaching for Change’s nationally recognized Tellin’ Stories approach to family engagement that brings multicultural and anti-bias children’s literature into the classroom through parent-led read alouds. Roving Readers equips families to participate in literacy instruction in schools, giving parents and other adults the opportunity to use multicultural books and storytelling to engage students in reading and literacy activities.
Below are some of the perennial favorites of parents, students, and teachers at Tellin’ Stories partner schools that are fun for read alouds and promote multiculturalism and/or messages of social justice. For more recommended titles for young children: Board Books, Early Childhood Anti-Bias Education
Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Bookshop (an indie bookstore platform) and / or Powells.com (an independent, unionized bookstore). A small percentage from book sales through these links goes to Teaching for Change.
Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk (*).