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17 Books About Black Scientists

17 Books About Black Scientists

Think back to the black history you learned about in school. What's the common theme? Oppression. We learn about the history of the oppression of black people, from slavery to the civil rights movement. And learning this history is extremely important. The problem is,...

17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

17 Chapter Books About Black Boys

Writing this list taught me something important. We need more books about black boys. The books on this list are compelling stories of young men who are using their brains and hearts to overcome obstacles and challenge preconceived ideas about who they are. And they...

17 Chapter Books About Black Girls

17 Chapter Books About Black Girls

Children's books are slowly becoming more diverse, but there's still a long way to go. Thirty-seven percent of the population of the United States are people of color, but only 13% of the children's books published between 1994 and 2017 contain multicultural content....

9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

9 Chapter Books With Disabled Characters

One body does not fit all. Each and every body is different, with different sizes, shapes, and abilities. You may also enjoy these Diverse Chapter Books! Just a few years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find a middle grade novel featuring a child with a disability...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Ready to save on bookish and diverse gifts for kids? Here are some great deals you won't want to miss. All links are referral links. Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit - up to 50% off with Prime Creatable World Gender Neutral Dolls A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance...

9 Books About Kwanzaa

9 Books About Kwanzaa

I've been aware of Kwanzaa for years, but it wasn't until the kids and I dove into learning about other cultures that I truly understood what made the holiday special. The word Kwanzaa is Swahili for "first fruits," and the week-long celebration culminates with a...

Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending a review copy of this book. Links are referral links. At first glance, Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell seems like a book that was made just for me. I mean, a children's book about amazing female political...

13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

Our family celebrates Christmas, but I also feel it's important to learn about other cultures and traditions. And of course, when we want to learn something new, we turn to -- books! That's where the inspiration for this list of Hanukkah books originated. You may also...

11 Exciting New Middle Grade Books

11 Exciting New Middle Grade Books

The winter holidays are almost here, and that means we're getting lots of questions here at FBK about the best books to give as gifts. Middle grade books can be particularly challenging for gift-givers, because it takes more than a quick glance to see what they're all...

Bookish Travels: Conner Prairie Headless Horseman

Bookish Travels: Conner Prairie Headless Horseman

Fall is my favorite season, and, of course, my favorite fall event has a literary theme. I never miss the Conner Prairie Headless Horseman Hayride and Celebration. The Conner Prairie Headless Horseman festival is a yearly tradition for our family, and it has something...

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