Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers.

Mix it up! 15 Books about Kindness and Giving

A list of picture books about kindness and giving, to celebrate Mix-It-Up-At-Lunch Day and for all year round.

Recap: Horn Book’s Mind the Gaps Colloquium at Simmons College

The panel I participated in was called Publishing for the Gaps. The other panelists were Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic but more famously known for bringing Harry Potter to the United States, and Ginee Seo, children’s book director of Chronicle Books. The moderator was Roger Sutton.

Three New Picture Books from Lee & Low Books

Three new picture books out this week from Lee & Low Books.

Reaching All Readers: New Multicultural Books for Children & Teens

Join LEE & LOW BOOKS, Booklist, and several other diverse publishers for a webinar today at 2:00 pm EST.

Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Looking for more diverse children’s books but can’t find any at the bookstore? Here are some good places to start.

Teaching Writer’s Craft With Multicultural Literature

Education Professor Jane Gangi shares ideas on how to use multicultural literature to teach writer’s craft in the classroom.

New Releases from Lee & Low and Tu Books this Fall

Five fall Releases from Lee & Low and Tu Books

5 Books that Build Confidence in African American Children

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, here are five recommended books that build confidence in African American children.