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9 Children’s Books About Police Brutality

9 Children’s Books About Police Brutality

Botham Jean. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Alton Sterling. Tamir Rice. Eric Harris. Michael Garner. Michael Brown, Jr. These names represent just a few of the black lives taken by police in America since 2014. There are many police officers all over the country who...
9 Chapter Books Featuring Indian & Indian-American Characters

9 Chapter Books Featuring Indian & Indian-American Characters

Despite the upward trend of diversity in children’s book publishing, it is still challenging to find books with characters from a specific country or heritage. Lists often refer instead to regions or even entire continents.  You may also enjoy these Books that...
11 Chapter Books that Center Latinx Girls

11 Chapter Books that Center Latinx Girls

According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, there were 249 children’s books featuring Latinx characters published in 2018. That is about 7% of the 3,644 children’s books published last year. With such low percentages, it can be challenging to find books that...
9 Children’s Books About Climate Change

9 Children’s Books About Climate Change

“Mom, what’s climate change?” This question from my middle son stopped me in my tracks. Truth is, I don’t know a whole lot about climate change. I know it’s real. I know it’s awful. But, to be honest, it’s not something I like thinking about. However, ignoring the...
11 Children’s Books About LGBT+ Trailblazers

11 Children’s Books About LGBT+ Trailblazers

There are millions of history books for kids out there — but very few children’s books about LGBT+ history.   You may also enjoy these LGBT+ YA Books!   In 2019, we celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, which is considered to be the...
12 New Diverse Middle Grade Chapter Books for 2019

12 New Diverse Middle Grade Chapter Books for 2019

Only 27% of about 3700 children’s books published in 2018 featured a protagonist of color. That may be higher than the 11% seen a decade ago in 2009, but it still doesn’t meet the needs of the increasingly diverse America of today. We need diverse books, as both...

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