Saturday, August 6, 2016

Diverse Books for Back to School #diversekidlit

Our theme for today's Diverse Children's Books linkup is Diverse Books for Back to School. Please consider writing and sharing your favorite books either about school / back to school or that might make a great read aloud during those first few weeks of school. (The theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are still always welcome.)

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a 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, August 20th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for the current linkup (beginning Aug. 6th) is Diverse Books for Back to School. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...

  • August 20th linkup: Favorite International Book(s) for Children. Share your favorite book or books that take place in a different country!
  • September 3rd linkup: Diverse Book(s) Featuring a Character with a Disability. (Need ideas? Check out past winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards.)

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

Our most clicked post from the previous #DiverseKidLit linkup comes from author Gayle H. Swift: The Essential Life Lessons We Must Teach Children. Gayle shares her thoughts about some of the most important lessons we teach children, as well as a detailed review of two great books to use with kids. This is a useful resource for teachers and parents alike!

My #DiverseKidLit Shout-Out

As a teacher, my mind is constantly on how quickly the beginning of another school year is approaching. I will be sharing two of my favorite diverse books for the first days of school in the linkup below, but if you are looking for some great read aloud books (for any time of the year), check out my top 10 list from last year: Top 10 Picture Books Featuring Diverse Characters (in books that are not just about diversity).

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  1. Thanks for all of these great books, everyone!

  2. I need to get on top of this round up! I always have lots of diverse books reviewed, but need to get involved with this. Thanks for putting this together.

    1. Hooray! We'd love to have you. Please feel free to linkup any diverse posts and consider joining in the themes for next time too.

  3. What an interesting list! Thanks Katie, I have shared your post. Go #DiverseBooks!

  4. Thank you so much for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on this week! I'll look back through my archives and see what I have to share.


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