Friday, May 30, 2014

Ten notable children’s books that celebrate diversity

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged "ten favorite beautifully illustrated children’s books that embrace a wide spectrum of children and families of different colors, cultures, abilities, and nationalities," including:
Donavan’s Double Trouble, by Monalisa DeGross

African American fourth grader Donavan thought this was going to be his year—but instead, he’s having trouble in school (spelling is no problem, but math is eluding him), and problems at home, where his beloved Uncle Vic has returned from the war in a wheelchair with both legs missing. Will his younger sister have to tutor him in math? And what are his friends are going to think when they see Uncle Vic in his wheelchair at a school event? Donavan’s perseverance in overcoming his problems with math and in repairing his relationship with his uncle will inspire and delight kids, particularly those who have struggled in school or at home. (Ages 8–12)
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue