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!
Beyond Pride Month, it is important to support and recognize our LGBTQ+ young adults; what better way than with great book recommendations? Check out the two Young Adult LGBTQ+ Novels.
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".
To help you add to your growing collection of Colorful Pages, I have compiled a list of children’s books with Asian representation from various ethnicities and cultures. In addition, these books are also written by Asian authors! That means the stories you are hearing are #ownvoices. And, by checking out these books, you are not only supporting your students in gaining Colorful Pages, but you are also supporting authors of color.
I have composed a list of several books that feature Latinx characters. In the following list, there are three picture books, one young adult book, and an early chapter book. Check out Five Books That Feature Latinx Characters!
n addition, it is important for all readers to see other races and cultures in the books we use for Guided Reading Groups. When we do this, we are showing that diversity and cultural appreciation is as foundational in our classroom communities as phonics and reading comprehension. To help classrooms, families, and libraries, I have compiled a list of my favorite diverse books for Guided Reading Groups.
Do you have a little one who you just know will move mountains? Or, maybe a class full of budding activists? A student you want to inspire? I fully recommend reading Step Into Your Power to empower all the students (and even the adults) in your life!
After hearing about the tragic New Zealand shootings, I wanted to figure out a way I can move beyond “thoughts and prayers” and take some action in my own classroom. I wrote this lesson plan about anti-discrimination and acceptance in order to give other educators a resource to take action.
I was also able to interview Samuel about his background, his experiences as an author, and Maisie’s Scrapbook. I hope you enjoy the ideas and thoughts of this great author as much as I have.
"For our first Fast Five Friday in support of Women’s History all year long, I have developed a list of 5 Diverse Books for Women’s History. A lot of these books span representation of women of color AND white women, but they still do a great job positioning women of color, who are often left out in our history education, as the brilliance we are!"