Today begins the third week of Amadi’s Snowman’s incredible journey around the world, and I’m very happy to take you to Kelly Starling Lyons’ blog, Kuumba, for a conversation about diversity in children’s books. Kelly is the author of “One Million Men and Me,” and “NEAT: Eddie’s Ordeal”, both published by Just Us Books, and she has two forthcoming picture books with Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. She is also one of the founding members of The Brown Bookshelf initiative. Kelly wanted us to broach one of my favorite subjects : the need for children’s books to mirror our diverse world, to represent children of all colors and backgrounds. Come and join us.
And now, as promised yesterday, here is a gallery of the artwork done by the second grade children at Poupard Elementary School, in Harper Woods, Michigan, USA.
Thank you very much to the second graders at Poupard Elementary, in Michigan, and their teacher, Cathy Lee, for participating in our global blog tour. I hope you all continue to enjoy reading as much as your already do.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, Lighthouses as the poet said erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.” Arthur Schopenhaur
Tomorrow, we visit National Book Award winning author Kimberly Willis Holt at her blog, Jambalaya. And we have our regular features : the Sunday Trivia and “Where in the World is Amadi?” See you then…