Saturday, June 18, 2016

Find Great Diverse Children's Books #diversekidlit !

Diverse Children's Books is a new book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds.

We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.


We hope this community will grow into a great resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, July 2nd and on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

The most clicked post from our previous #diversekidlit is 2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books by Svenja at Colours of Us. She provides a brief description of each of the winners, finalists, and commended titles from this year's awards announcement. The Américas Award is a great resource for incredible books about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the US.

My #DiverseKidLit Shout Out

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2016) by Chris Barton and illustrated by Dan Tate. I love this new nonfiction biography of Lonnie Johnson. The book does a great job of connecting Lonnie's interests as a kid to his future plans, as well as showing the ups and downs of a real career. Definitely a book I will use with kids in the future!

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  1. Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson is such a great role model for kids who like to invent things. Inspiring.

  2. I need to read Whoosh! Waiting for my library... :|
    Thank you for hosting :)

    1. Thanks, Kellee. I actually had to request Whoosh twice because there's another book of the same title, and the library didn't show the cover picture. Whoops!

  3. I'm so glad I found this! I collect children's books and recommend them to my local public library--sometimes I even just buy it for them. Most of my posts with children's titles in them have diverse books. It's not the focus of my blog though. I'm so glad to see this!

    1. Thanks for commenting and joining our community, Hopewell! We hope you find a lot of great books to recommend and look forward to seeing what you review too.


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