Tag Archives: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Review Wednesday: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe

I mentioned this book a few days ago. I first posted this review about it almost a year ago. Since then, that review has gotten more hits than all but two books I’ve reviewed in the past four years on this … Continue reading

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Racism: Let’s Talk about It.

Racism is on a lot of people’s minds right now. My sister told me last night that there were riots in Portland over the results of the Darren Wilson case. And last week folks in the children’s book world were … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Booklist & Resources

Thanks everyone who’s tuned in this month to discuss graphic novels and how we create empathy for diverse experiences in our young readers. Rebecca Parish wins this month’s giveaway of the fabulous GN The March. Below I’ve compiled a list of … Continue reading

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Interview w Andrew Aydin, Scripter of The March, Part III: Diversity in Indie Comics

And here is the rousing conclusion to my chat with Andrew Aydin, in which we discuss diversity in publishing, awesome authors/books, and why all of this is so important! (Check out Part I and Part II if you missed them! … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: The March, Congressman John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement (w Giveaway!)

This fairly spectacular Graphic Novel gave me the idea to talk this month about how we build empathy with our young readers for events completely outside their realm of experience. I picked it up because it’s going to be featured … Continue reading

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Building Empathy: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Critical Literacy

I was asked by Teaching Tolerance to write an article about how educators can use graphic novels in the classroom to teach social justice issues. This will appear in their fall issue as a companion article to the piece that Andrew … Continue reading

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Should the Conversation About Diversity Actually BE a Conversation? (Instead of a Set of Politically Correct Rants?)

So #WeNeedDiverseBooks has incorporated. That’s great. Hopefully they will actually be able to make real change now that they can raise money. And a few posts back I highlighted some of the other great, tangible things that different groups are doing … Continue reading

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