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Interview With Young Adult Novelist Sofia Quintero

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca Laureano Ambitious high school senior Efrain Rodriguez dreams of escaping the South Bronx for an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale. But how is his family going to afford to pay for … Continue reading

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Boycott Bloomsbury Publishers? Maybe…if you care about young readers of color

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said Regular followers of this blog know how much I love books and believe in the power and importance of reading beginning at an early age. … Continue reading

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A response to Kristof’s “Best Kids’ Books Ever”

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Jennifer, originally posted on Mixed Race America Yesterday, as I was perusing the New York Times, I noticed that columnist Nicholas Kristof has a list of “The Best Kids’ Books Ever.” Since I LOVE reading … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the big bad non-representative parent?

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw’ “The bad parents are running amok! They’re everywhere you turn, talking about postpartum depression, confessing that their kids are addicted to SpongeBob, throwing their breast pumps in the garbage!” “…there is a loud … Continue reading

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Diversify your reading list

crossposted from What Tami Said Are you hip to the Diversity Rocks! 2009 Challenge? It aims to “ensure racial and ethnic diversity in the authors that we read.” Organizer Ali explains: What if we only read authors who were just … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How should teachers handle books containing racial slurs?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My neighbors and I all have boys in the 3rd grade. A few weeks ago, their teacher was reading a story that included the n-word which prompted the kids to ask “what’s that?”. The teacher gave a … Continue reading

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Who Belongs?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky My son was writing in his workbook the other day. We’re homeschooling in the eclectic-semi-unschooling-style; the workbooks have been around for over a year–my kids think they’re fun. The books are actually a great … Continue reading

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Book Censorship: What’s an Anti-Racist Parent to Do?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman By now you may have read the article about Tintin in the Congo – the racist children’s book that’s being shelved in the (adult) graphic novel section after a lawyer registered a complaint saying, … Continue reading

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Oh, the wonderful world of toddler picture books and more . . .

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova Part I: My Many Colored Days I took my son to a thrift store last month and bought a few toys, including a pink stroller and a black doll, and books. When we got … Continue reading

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Win children’s books by entering the Rice Daddies book review contest

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Congratulations to Rice Daddies, the group blog by Asian American dads, which turns 1 year old today! They’re celebrating with a children’s book review contest. From now until Feb. 23, readers can submit (email to daddyinastrangeland@mac.com) … Continue reading

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Santa’s Got a Brand-New Multi-Culti Bag

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber, originally published at Rice Daddies

I’ve always been that friend or relative that you either love or absolutely hate around gift-giving time: I like to give books and “educational” stuff. Of course, that also means that I love to get those kind of presents too, and I hope The Pumpkin picks up that tendency from me. Here’s a list of all the multi-culti and/or educational presents my toddlergirl received this Christmas (and no, they weren’t all from me!):

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