Last week, diversity in books was the hot topic. At least in my world. The thread has faded a bit from the internet, but it hasn’t gone away. A few posts to share, and then a starting list from me.
From the Cybils, my source for so many of the books I love: Diverse Book Recommendations for #WeNeedDiverseBooks
From Jen Robinson at her Book Page: Roundup of Diversity-Themed Links I Shared this Week
From Mother Reader: The Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Reader Challenge (Note: I have been wanting to do this challenge for years, and it has always been “a bad weekend for reading.” Yes, even I have the occasional one. And this year–my parents come visit on Thursday, my son graduates on Friday, and there will be major sleeping of the son and visiting of the family on Saturday. But you know what? What else am I going to do with Sunday except recover. So I’m thinking I will do my own, little, baby 24-hour challenge along with every one else. I could do it with picture books and read, like a gazillion. Or maybe a half-gazillion. Right? Right.)
And from Jen Robinson and Sarah Stevenson at Finding Wonderland, the 8th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference, FINALLY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and already on my calendar.
And from me, because the only really good intentions are the ones with which you follow through, the list of books I put on hold at the library today, all from the longer list of titles I’ve been building from those #WeNeedDiverseBooks posts.
- Patricia Polacco’s Babushka Baba Yaga
- Kimberly Pauley’s Cat Girl’s Day Off
- Nancy Bo Flood’s Cowboy Up!
- Francisco X Stork’s The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
- Tameka Fryer Brown’s My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
- Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera’s Raising Dragons
- Marcus Sedgwick’s She is Not Invisible
- James Klise’s The Art of Secrets