Tag: multiculturalism and diversity

A Dystopia for Every Reader

A Dystopia for Every Reader

Readers are clamoring for dystopian fiction. (Apparently, not everybody has a well-worn, highlighted, dog-eared copy of 1984 sitting on their shelves.) I’d like to suggest some dystopian books from my own library to read during these very interesting times. (For a list of contemporary American dystopian novels, click here.)   Reality-based Dystopia Open Doors and Three […]

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Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Now More Than Ever: We Need Diverse Audiobooks

Listening to literature expands our horizons, connecting us to commonalities across cultures while honoring the differences that define our identities. Sharing multicultural audiobooks honors the mission of the We Need Diverse Books movement, committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy—and, ultimately, equality. Through careful attention to authentic accents and atmospheric […]

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Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Book Cover Update: The Breadwinner

Cindy: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, provided a perfect excuse to look at the cover-art changes on Deborah Ellis’ The Breadwinner. Eleven-year-old Parvana’s story of life in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is a perfect introduction to women’s rights around the world for young readers. The original cover art features a desert-palette, watercolor image of what appears […]

Diversity in Book Awards: A Conversation
By February 17, 2016 3 Comments Read More →

Diversity in Book Awards: A Conversation

Shortly after the annual Youth Media Awards, novelist Ashley Hope Pérez (herself a fresh awardee: a Printz Honor for Out of Darkness) contacted me about helping facilitate a conversation she wished to have about diversity in kidlit—a hot topic these days, though Pérez specifically wanted to talk about it in terms of awards and best-of lists. As […]

Reviews of the Week: Michael Eric Dyson, Lauren Nicolle Taylor, Jane Hamilton, and More
By February 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Michael Eric Dyson, Lauren Nicolle Taylor, Jane Hamilton, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 8–12 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 8 The Black Presidency, by Michael […]

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Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More
By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 1–5 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 1 The Black Calhouns, by Gail […]

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Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, and More
By January 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from January 25–29 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday January 25 Andy Warhol was a Hoarder, […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Multicultural Literature
By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Multicultural Literature

The February 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 226 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Diversity Baseline Publishing Survey: The Results Are In
By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Diversity Baseline Publishing Survey: The Results Are In

The long-awaited Diversity Baseline Publishing survey, in which Booklist participated, is finally out. You can see it here. We’ve only been privy to a small bit of the effort put forth by the survey’s spearhead, Jason Low of Lee & Low Books, but it’s impressive on a number of levels. Someone had to be the one to ask the […]

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Beautiful Answers to a Child’s Questions in Last Stop on Market Street

Beautiful Answers to a Child’s Questions in Last Stop on Market Street

Lynn: Ever have one of those moments where you discover you HAVEN’T done something you really thought you had? Sadly, that happens to me all the time and this is one of them. We read the lovely picture book, Last Stop on Market Street (2015) when it was first sent to us a loooooog time […]