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10 Books to Help Kids Understand the Refugee Experience

a post with 10 recommended picture books about the refugee experience

With the fastest-growing refugee crisis of our lives underway, we turn to picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience and to encourage them to open their hearts to help. These stories, combined with thoughtful and appropriate discussions, can help students think critically, develop empathy, and inspire kindness.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.…

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Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess Diverse Book Series

We are honored to be a Co-Host and Book Reviewer for the annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (MCBD) event. Join us in celebrating diverse literature today – and every day! Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 (1/28/22) is in its 9th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two…

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The Name Jar Teaching Resources

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a…

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Download a Free Interactive Me on a Map Flip Book Today

free printable me on a map flipbook

Me on a Map? Are your students able to locate their place in the world? Can they demonstrate a basic understanding of world geography? From knowing their address to identifying the planets, kids need this important foundation for future global learning experiences. Download our free interactive Flip Book, and continue reading to learn how we…

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5 Important Book Categories for Classroom Library and Why Kids Need Them

5 important books categories for classroom library

Books play a powerful role in teaching, connecting, and inspiring students and the importance of including diverse books in a classroom library cannot be overstated.  Diverse books offer multiple perspectives, promote understanding, develop an awareness of the world, and encourage engagement in solving local and global issues.  We use 5 categories for classroom library to support…

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7 Earth Tales From Around the World

These 7 Earth Tales From Around the World share the unique connection between the natural world and cultures of the past – and remind us of our important work as the caretakers of today. A hands-on craft project for each tale provides an opportunity for further discussion and inspiration for additional activities. Disclosure: This post…

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Little Stories of Great Composers Musical Book Series

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Little Stories of Great Composers is a new classical music series that travels through time to introduce children to classical composers. Each story is based on a real event in the composer’s life and is narrated by a music- and cheese-loving mouse named Minim. The first in the series, That’s My Piano, Sir!, is based…

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