As Black History Month comes to a close in the United States, we reiterate that Black history is not static, limited purely to the past — it is made year-round. The Black experience is not monolithic, and each story adds nuance to our collective understanding of it. Whether Black authors are … [Read more...] about Black History Is Made Year-Round
By Alaina Leary If you're shopping for books to give as end-of-year or even as thank-goodness-2020-is-over gifts, consider shopping small and give back to an independent bookstore this season, since many are struggling due to the impact of the pandemic on sales. According to the American … [Read more...] about Diverse-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now
WNDB is well acquainted with grassroots organizing—#WeNeedDiverseBooks began as a rallying cry on social media six years ago. Our message is no less urgent today, and diverse books are only the beginning. During difficult times the call becomes much louder, but it is always present. We know that … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Political Activism: Resource Guide
By Anneke Forzani As communities in the US become more diverse, there is also a growing need for more Culturally Responsive Teaching in our schools. What is Culturally Responsive Teaching, and how does it enhance the educational experience of all students? What is Culturally Responsive … [Read more...] about Building Bridges to Culturally Responsive Teaching
By Cheryl Kim What is project-based learning? At the start of this unprecedented season of shelter-in-place, many parents found themselves having to become teachers overnight. Although there is an abundance of online resources, the amount of information being shared can be daunting. For parents … [Read more...] about Too Many Home Learning Resources? Start Here.
By Andrea Ruggirello If you’re a supporter of diversity in children’s literature, then you understand the power of story to empower and affirm all identities. But do changes to the smallest bits of those stories—words, format, punctuation, letters—matter just as much? Nikotris Perkins, a … [Read more...] about How Educators Can Talk About Inclusive Language With Young People
At We Need Diverse Books, we remember history and are committed to amplifying Jewish voices and perspectives, especially regarding the Shoah. Below are resources to serve as a starting point for both learning more about the Holocaust and continuing to ensure we never forget: … [Read more...] about Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day
By Danielle Yadao I know, I know. If you’re reading this blog you’re probably already invested in diverse books. But even though you’re no doubt the most outspoken advocate for diversity in children’s books, I bet you might know someone in your school or community who needs a little convincing of … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Should Read a Diverse Book for Your Next Community Read