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Children's Books Celebrating East and Southeast Asians

Children's Books Celebrating East and Southeast Asians

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!

Where Are the Picture Book Biographies About Asian Women?

Where Are the Picture Book Biographies About Asian Women?

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.
Power and Children’s Books: Teaching Myths, Fairy Tales, Folktale and Legends

Power and Children’s Books: Teaching Myths, Fairy Tales, Folktale and Legends

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.

Stand Up for Human Rights! 10 Inclusive Reads

Stand Up for Human Rights! 10 Inclusive Reads

Corrie Locke-Hardy (@thetinyactivists) shares her top inclusive reads with the occasion of Human Rights Day, to celebrate those who fight for equality in our beautiful and diverse world! Perfect for inspiring children to stand up to social injustice and advocate for others. 

Reading: Making it work for your child and for all children

Reading: Making it work for your child and for all children

Alex Charalambous, Head of Educational Development at The Children's Literacy Charity, on why we need to champion reading inclusive books for pleasure. Plus, her top tips for making reading together fun!

Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Meghan McGrath, Executive Director of Jean Appolon Expressions, on Mira's Curly Hair as a springboard for celebrating diverse cultures through movement & stories, ultimately empowering & connecting children in these challenging times.

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

Fen Coles, a co-director at Letterbox Library, a children's bookseller specialising in inclusion, diversity and equality, shares her favourite children's books for teaching empathy and kindness.
Standing in Solidarity

Standing in Solidarity

#BlackLivesMatter Lantana stands in solidarity with Black communities and all who are working to protect Black lives. Alexander Fernandez recently wrote about I Am Brown, and we were moved by how it captures our thoughts and hopes, and demonstrates why we think inclusive children’s books are more important now than ever. With his permission, we are sharing his moving and insightful review in full.
It's time for Tàta Storytime: Okezie Morro, actor & storyteller

It's time for Tàta Storytime: Okezie Morro, actor & storyteller

Shining a spotlight on Okezie Morro, actor and creator of Tàta Storytime, the brilliant & much-needed story channel on YouTube featuring stories written by authors and read by actors from African, Carribean, and African American heritage.
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