25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

Here’s another great summer reading list for kids, but the focus here is cultural diversification.  “Only six percent of children’s books published in 2012 featured diverse characters.”

Here’s a couple book titles and summaries you will read about:

The Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Spring by Lucille Clifton

King Shabazz gets tired of everyone telling him that “spring is right around the corner,” so he and his friend Tony start turning street corners to chase this elusive spring — after putting their caps on backwards to show they mean business! ( Ages 3-5)

Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

A multilingual mouse and his family live upstairs in an old theater. They love to go to the plays and shout “Bravo!” when the curtain falls. But when Gato-Gato, the theater cat, finds them, Chico Canta must use his gift for languages to save his family. ( Ages 4-7)

Direct Web Link:  http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/07/25-ideas-to-diversify-reading-lists-this-summer/


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