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Lantana sprung from the seed of an idea back in 2014. The seed was a question: where are all the books about children of colour? The question grew into a mission: books should reflect the lives of ALL children, not just a few. And the mission grew into a publishing house, where children of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities and orientations get to love, cherish and identify with the books they read.
Award-winning author Candy Gourlay shares her favourite East and Southeast Asian #OwnVoices books, with a special focus on books where young Filipinos are the stars!
Ciarra Chavarria and Shuli de la Fuente-Lau on their hashtag challenge #MakeHerAPictureBook, where they strive to call attention to the amazing lives of women from Asian and other underrepresented backgrounds.
Prof. Karín Lesnik-Oberstein who teaches "Myth and Folktale and Children's Literature" at the University of Reading, talks about power, culture and diversity in these tales as old as time for National-Share-A-Story Month.