Happy Native American Heritage Month! In this post there is a list of Diverse Picture Books for Native American Heritage Month 2022 and beyond. Every book is written by an Indigenous author because I believe it is incredibly important to support Native authors and authors that have the community knowledge and lived experience needed to write these books. Pick some of these picture books and let’s honor 2022 Native American Heritage Month this November!
Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month: A 2022 Diverse Picture Book List
Happy National Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month! Within this post, there are 25 picture books that I absolutely love for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month! I have cultivated and organized this list in order to help you all get the fullness and depth that Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month deserves. Additionally, the picture books were created by Hispanic & Latinx authors and/or illustrators.
Books to Build Your Ethnic Studies Library
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.
Embracing the Sikh Community: “A Lion’s Mane”
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.
Celebrating Disney Diversity: 5 Animated Disney Movies Featuring Diverse Characters
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: Top Two YA LGBTQ+ Picks 2019
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.
Empower Your Students with “Step Into Your Power”
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!
A K-2 Anti-Discrimination Lesson: Responding to the Christchurch Mosque Shootings
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.
Anti-Racism over “Tradition”: Alternatives to Dr. Seuss and Racism
Recent research has proven the racism that lies within Dr. Seuss. Colorful Pages is presenting book/lesson alternatives to Dr. Seuss so that you can pick Anti-Racism over "Tradition".