The Diversity Within A Firm Foundation of Children's and Adolescent Literature

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On 7/4/2013, Cheryl Hudson sent an electronic request for titles of current books by authors & illustrators of color that create for youth. Cheryl’s fantastic list had to be in two parts. The 1st is below. It is made up of books published between 1970 and 1998 (only a few are included prior to that). These books and articles (past & present) reflect culture, beauty, and love for our children. It's not perfect but know that it was created with love. And it is still growing.

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Jesmyn Ward: ‘I fought from the very beginning.’

Jesmyn Ward: ‘Black girls are silenced, misunderstood and underestimated'

The author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, had a tough childhood in Mississippi, survived Hurricane Katrina, and became the first woman to win two US national book awards for fiction

The Book That Changed My Life: Not-So-Simple Semple — The Horn Book

The Book That Changed My Life: Not-So-Simple Semple

I began my writing career in the fifth grade, penning rap lyrics, love letters, and short stories.

Culling some of the most poignant moments from Rogers' classic, publicly syndicated TV show as well as behind-the-scenes footage and conversations with his close friends, Won't You Be My Neighbor reminds us of the veracity and incisiveness of Fred Rogers' onscreen work

Morgan Neville on the "Radical Kindness" of 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood'

Eschewing nostalgia, filmmaker Neville of Won't You Be My Neighbor is far more interested in Fred Rogers' ideas than his biography.

National Talking Points - Social Media Link

National Talking Points - Social Media Link

National Talking Points - Social Media Link

Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature - The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature (Published 2018)

Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature - The New York Times

Q&A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse

Q&A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

The Case of the Missing Books/10 years of data

The graph below shows the children’s books that were missing by POC and Indigenous people in the children’s book industry over the last 10 years. That is if we were creating an equitable number of …

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Pushed Out: The Injustice Black Girls Face in School | NEA

Black girls make up 16% of girls in U.S. public schools, but 42% of girls’ expulsions. What are the forces that have made these students targets?

Top 10: Korean American Children’s Books (ages 2-16) :: PragmaticMom

Best #OwnVoices Korean American Books for Kids and Teens

Top 10: Korean American Children’s Books (ages 2-16) :: PragmaticMom

A Task for All of Us: Championing Young Readers with Diverse Books | Duewa World

At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, author Tameka Fryer Brown presented the…

Picture This: Reflecting Diversity in Children’s Book Publishing

At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, author Tameka Fryer Brown presented the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) multicultural publishing statistics during the panel “Celebrating Diversity: T…

My students all believe I am writing about them. Why is race so much harder for…

Kwame Alexander on Children’s Books and the Color of Characters (Published 2016)

My students all believe I am writing about them. Why is race so much harder for…

In the world of books and literature, "diversity" has recently become hotly…

Diversity In Book Publishing Isn't Just About Writers — Marketing Matters, Too

For writers of color, the lack of diversity in book publicity departments can feel like a death knell.

Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages The award-winning writer talked to The Root about her latest work, her first book for adults in over a decade.  BY: HOPE WABUKE

Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages

Jaqueline Woodson is the author of Brown Girl Dreaming, which won both the 2014 National Book Award and an NAACP Image Award. She is also a two-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, a four-time winner of the Newberry Honor Award and the recipient of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award. In 2015 she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Over her career, Woodson has written more than 30 books and established herself as one of…

The Magic of Childhood Captured in Six African Novels

Childhood is a stage in life that captivates us all, in part, because it is so elusive. Once we come of age, the experience of being a child---the innocence, bewilderment, and vulnerabilities---are immediately lost to an irrecoverable past. That's why stories about children trying to make sense of a

Use young children's understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

Use young children’s understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.