Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by pajamapress
“…In this book about water in its many forms, we are introduced to twelve children of the world, quick to share what it means to them. They have been invited by the author to share their thoughts. They do so in their own language, and their answers will inspire those children who share it to voice their own thoughts and may lead to valuable discussion about its importance to every one of us.
Written in poetic form, and accompanied by light-infused illustrations that are full of life and detail, it is a book that will be appreciated in classrooms and at home. Water is our most precious resource, and each speaker honors that….”
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Posted in Water's Children | Tagged angele-delaunois, book-review, canlit, children's-books, diverse-childrens-books, diverse-kidlit, gerard-frischeteau, kidlit, picture-books, water, we-need-diverse-books
Posted on January 27th, 2017 by pajamapress
On Multicultural Children’s Book Day we are pleased to celebrate books written by or in collaboration with people of various cultures. Knowing this collection should be larger, we encourage submissions from authors and illustrators from every background.
This is the fourth year running for Multicultural Children’s Book Day mission is to raise awareness for the children’s books that celebrate diversity, and to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. You can find out more about this very important initiative here.
Here are some of our titles that we recommend to those looking to introduce new, diverse books to their bookshelves.
Peach Girl by Raymond Nakamura, illustrated by Rebecca Bender
Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
Next Round: A Young Athlete’s Journey to Gold by John Spray
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Posted in Adrift at Sea, Last Airlift, Moon at Nine, Next Round, One Step at a Time, Peach Girl | Tagged children's-books, diverse-books, diverse-childrens-books, diverse-kidlit, diverse-picture-books, diverse-YA-books, marsha, multicultural-childrens-book-day, picture-books, we-need-diverse-books