Windows and Mirrors

Earlier this year children’s author and illustrator Grace Lin gave a TED Talk about the import role of children’s books in helping a child see both the world and him or herself. In order to do that effectively, we need to offer children books with characters like them, no matter their race, religion, gender, class, or background.

For more resources about diverse children’s books, please visit We Need Diverse Books. You can also look for the “diverse books” tag on my reviews and posts.

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The Danger of a Single Story

If you have ever wondered why we need diverse books, not just for children but for everyone, you need to watch this TED Talk by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about what happens when people receive a single narrative about an ethnicity, religion, country, etc.