Posted on June 26th, 2017 by pajamapress
“This tale is set in Canada. When you get out in the middle of nowhere in Canada, it really is. Jared has no sense of direction, has never even been camping and hates being in the position he is now. Kyle is angry that Jared won’t listen and knows that he’s being looked down on because he’s an Indian. They have plenty of time to discuss those issues and find each other’s hot buttons on the trail. The problem is that they are not alone….
There’s myth, legend, shapeshifting and coming of age all wrapped together in this story. I have some Yakima Indian relatives, so the storyline drew me in. I have camped in the woods and had closer contact than I wanted with a bear. I sure wouldn’t want to meet the monster in this story…”
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Posted in The Hill | Tagged book-review, Canada-150, canlit, Cree-legends, cree-mythology, diverse-books, diverse-YA-books, karen bass, ya
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