The Open Book is an excellent blog which encompasses “race, diversity, education and children’s books”, hosted by Lee & Low, a leader in multicultural publishing in the United States. In a guest post last month, two professionals at New York Public Library shared book recommendations for parents and educators to spark vital conversations with tweens and teens about social justice events, past and present.
PEOPLE, TRADITIONS, AND CULTURE
Drumbeat in Our Feet (available only through Link +)
EMPATHY, COMPASSION, & SELF-ACCEPTANCE
The Can Man (available only through Link +)
Chess Rumble (available only through Link +)
Read the entire post here for more detail about each book as well as hands-on activities to extend cultural exploration. If you’d like more titles or have questions about the books listed above, your local branch library is always willing to assist!
Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author and speaker has a powerful slogan for her current term as 6th National ambassador for Young People’s Literature:
Reading = HOPE x CHANGE
Ask your children, “What’s your equation for reading?”
Thanks to Diana Lopez, Branch Manager – Marin City, for providing the blog resource!