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Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the latest-and-the-greatest in the book-ish discoveries I have found during the past week. This week I am thrilled to report that I noticed many wonderful booklists and books celebrating diverse families. Enjoy!
I just LOVE this Fairy Tales in Different Cultures post from Craft Moms Share: The Golden Slipper: A Cinderella Tale from Ukraine is an amazing example of a great multicultural children’s book!
My co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia Wenjen of Pragmaticmom always has wonderful and timely diverse booklists for kids.
Summer travel is always a big part of summer fun. The lovely state of California has come of the most amazing mighty redwoods. We are so inspired by these incredible trees when we visited years ago on a family vacation. They are the oldest, tallest trees on the planet. Some of them are 1000 years old. It’s been a huge challenge to save these glorious trees from the blade of the lumber companies. Muir woods it a save haven for the redwoods. It’s our hope that our booklist will inspire you as well to make a trip to visit these ancient giants and become active in saving them for future generations.
Allie at No Time for Flashcards shared a wonderful booklist of Picture Book Biographies Of Brave Girls and Women You Should Read To Your Sons and Daughters
One of my favorites, The Logonauts, has a great list of family diversity books
I love this list from Wonderbaby about books that feature visually impaired characters.
Fun #Kidlit Books that Encourage New Perspectives
Perspective is defined as a way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences. These experiences in life lead us to think about certain things in a certain way until something comes along that provides new information. This new information can lead to a shift in thinking or a shift in “perspective.”
Exploring new thoughts, concepts and ideas that possibly lead to a new shift is not a bad thing. In fact it’s a very healthy activity and one that our young readers should be exposed to as often as possible. The following are a few books that have come across my desk as of late that can do just that for young readers.
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