I am passionate about the importance of multicultural and diverse children's books for ALL children!
Did you know that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 37% of the U.S. Population are people of color, yet only 10% of the children’s books published over the past 18 years are by and/or about people of color?
(For more details, I recommend reading the article, "Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?")
This needs to change!
I believe that every child has the right to see themselves and their family reflected in books,
and that every child deserves to have his or her world opened up to the world of others.
This means that we need to be intentional about the books we are choosing to share with our children and students.
We need to seek out books and music with multicultural and diverse content throughout our curriculum.
I am here to help!
I have created a book list by continent, narrowed down to specific countries and/or cultures, with my recommendations for children's picture books that are written about, set in, with characters from, or authored by someone from that country or culture!
Multicultural children's picture books by continent, country, and/or culture