As I am sitting in my Tūtū’s house writing this article, I feel at peace, but also a strong sense of kuleana (responsibility) to make sure every teacher has resources to help eradicate negative stereotypes of Native Hawaiians and teach the richness of us. Therefore, I am listing 5 Books Featuring Native Hawaiian Characters for this Fast Five Friday.
The first day of school is rapidly approaching for us and may have already happened for some of you. Check out these Five Picture Boys for the First Day of School!
CM Harris's book explores diversity, identity, and intersectionality. Check out our interview with her as we discuss these topics!
When I finally got my hands on Daria Peoples-Riley's book, I was instantly captivated by her illustrations: Wow, just wow. I felt like I was right next to the main character, walking through a well-loved community. I just had to feature this book and author-illustrator on Colorful Pages! Luckily, when I reached out, Daria agreed to do an interview to discuss her own story and latest picture book.
A tribute to one of the greatest minds in American literature and diverse books, Toni Morrison.
All of us need to think about: What are you doing to specifically uplift our Black boys that live in our communities? We are listing 5 Books Featuring Our Black Boys for every classroom, library, and home to enjoy!
Colorful Pages got to be apart of the 2019 Seattle Ethnic Studies Institute this week. I wanted to create a post about some of the books we have on display at the 2019 Seattle Ethnic Institute for our virtual followers. The following titles are books that educators, librarians, and families can use to build their ethnic studies lessons and libraries! We will cover three books for elementary and three books for secondary.
After visiting the Khalsa Gurmat Center and learning more about the Sikh community, I wanted to recommend "A Lion's Mane" again because of the importance it holds to dispel prejudice and empower students.
To celebrate Halle Bailey’s new casting in "The Little Mermaid", we are dedicating our Fast Five Friday this week to Halle Bailey and listing Five Animated Disney Movies Featuring Diverse Characters. These are great films to watch during a classroom party, indoor recess, or even at home with your own little ones!
We are excited to share our first Pre-K lesson plan! In this lesson plan, educators will teach students about family diversity and writing using "Who? A Celebration of Babies".