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
Posted on December 7th, 2016 by pajamapress
“We rated this book: 5/5
Tuan lives in a place where life isn’t very good and a lot of people are getting killed. His mother tells him that they are going on a boat to escape….
This book is true, and it is really sad. It was really scary for Tuan to try to escape, and the worst thing was that his family couldn’t be together for a long time. The pictures really help you understand how it would have felt. This is a good book to help you understand how people feel and the things they have to do if they feel like they need to run away from bad things that are happening where they live.”
—Rachel, Age 9
Click here to read the full review
Posted in Adrift at Sea | Tagged book-review, brian-deines, children's-books, marsha, marsha-skrypuch, picture-books, tuan-ho, Vietnam, vietnamese-boat-people, vietnamese-refugee, vietnamese-refugee-crisis