Category: Diversity

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 14 #windowsandmirrors

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, and we’re celebrating Back-to-School with important books that are windows and mirrors in our world. Meet this week’s kinder, who grew up to be #kidlit author and educator Gayle E. Pitman. By day, Gayle teaches Psychology and Women/Gender Studies at Sacramento City College. By night, she writes awesome–and much needed–children’s… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…. an eighth grader speaks out about adoption and foster care

This week’s post is from “E” — age 14: As her mom noted, “She’s got a lot of thoughts brewing and I hope these are useful.” I wish people knew…Adoption is about finding parents for children who need them. NOT for adults who want to “Get a baby.”I wish they knew that Children are in… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…part 5…by Tess, age 11

Today’s post is from Tess, who came to the US from her birth country, China. There are no known records of her biological parents. Our guest contributor, Tess, recently celebrated her 11th birthday. 1. I wish people knew…. that I would like to know more about my birth parents and it is hard that I… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…part 3: a teen shares her thoughts on adoption

I Wish People Knew… by Taylor Kelly-McMahon I wish people knew that it doesn’t matter why someone is adopted. As long as they have good support from their adopted parents, and are genuinely happy with their surroundings, then nothing else should matter. I wish people knew not all adopted kids sit around wondering why our… Read more »