The 2018 Diversity in Children’s Literature graphic (produced by Sarah Park Dahlen and David Huyck) is available to download as JPEGs/PDFs of the image at the blog of infographic co-producer Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen. A version was available as a postcard. The back of the card can be viewed and downloaded here.
By Colleen Massaquoi The third graders huddled around the photographs, their faces filled with concern. “Whoa, that’s a lot of bags,” Sam said, scooting closer to examine a picture of a goat surrounded by towering mounds of twisted, multicolored plastic bags. “Oh no!” Claire exclaimed. “It looks like that goat is going to eat the […]
(Download 2019 Summer Reading List PDF) Are you looking for a curated summer reading list that celebrates diversity, inclusivity and intersecting identities? The We Are Kid Lit Collective selects books by and about IPOC (Indigenous and People of Color), people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ communities. Chosen books are thoroughly selected, discussed, and […]
By Makai Kellogg We all know what “The End” means when reading a children’s book. The story has concluded. The last sentence of a book can also indicate to a reader that there is closure. But what are the consequences of that closure when it comes to books about ongoing social movements? Isn’t there always […]
On the last day of Black History Month, children at a predominantly African American elementary school in D.C. were each given a book to keep. The title given to the daughter of one of our Teaching for Change staff was If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern (Scholastic, 1992). Here is our critique […]
In honor of Women’s History Month, each day Social Justice Books is featuring a children’s book we recommend to highlight grassroots women’s history in the United States. Find many more titles for children check out the booklist: women’s history and women’s lives. March 1 Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights […]