Category Archives: diversity

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 – New Kid

I had already written this post before Monday’s wonderful news that for the first time in history a graphic novel, NEW KID, had won this year’s Newbery Medal. Congratulations, Jerry Kraft. And Jerry created this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day … Continue reading

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YA Book Recommendation – The 57 Bus

Title: the 57 bus, a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives Author: Dashka Slater  Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2017 Ages: 12-18 Themes: crime, burning, race, justice, gender, morality, identity, class, hate crime, white privilege, aspergers, lgbtqia+, agender, nonbinary, … Continue reading

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The Stonewall riots — Book Recommendation

Title: The Stonewall Riots, Coming Out in the Streets Author: Gayle E. Pitman  Publisher: Abrams, 2019 Ages: 12+ Genre: MG/YA Nonfiction Themes: stonewall riots, lgbtqia+ history, gay liberation movement, gay rights, Greenwich village, PRIDE, social justice, politics, gay history, New York gay movement, … Continue reading

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