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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.
Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Jo Loring Fisher on cultivating a life of mindfulness by being present to nature and everyday life, and how this inspired her newest picture book poem Taking Time Plus, check out her list of mindfulness activities you can do with your kids!
Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Jo Cummins, who runs the brilliant Library Girl and Book Boy blog and podcast, shares a fab list of books that will not only comfort & inspire readers during lockdown but "make them realise their own power and awesomeness".
Women of Colour in Fictional Culture

Women of Colour in Fictional Culture

For Women's History Month, Moni Serneabat Ungar (founder of the University of Glasgow's first-ever BAME Society) shares some amazing characters that made her & her friends proud to be women of colour.
Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Children’s Literature: A Cure for What We Have Become

Author Devjani Bodepudi on parenting post-Brexit, the healing power of children's stories, and how these can help our young ones make the world a kinder place

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

Author Ashok Banker and illustrator Sandhya Prabhat in conversation about their new book I Am Brown, a joyful celebration of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!
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