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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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Multicultural Versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Multicultural versions of the holiday classic, The Twelve Days of Christmas, provide a fun glimpse into different cultures. Many of us are familiar with a partridge in a pear tree, but have you ever heard of a stork in a baobab tree or a pukeko in a ponga tree? Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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Multicultural Books for Back to School

students listening to teacher read aloud

Add a multicultural perspective to your back-to-school read-alouds with engaging picture books and free activities! Share school experiences of children around the world, develop students’ geographic and cultural awareness, and build a caring and welcoming classroom community. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small commission…

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The Adventures of Layla and Ahmed in Syria: Review & Activities

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

The Adventures of Layla and Ahmed is a children’s book series created by Beneath the Rubble, a non-profit educational platform working to change the narrative about places associated with war. Through engaging storytelling and beautiful art, readers are introduced to the history and culture of these countries before conflict. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this…

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A Gift From Abuela: Book Review & Activities

A Gift from Abuela

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

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Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom

We’re excited to share a guest post written by Lisa Heintz from Little Songbird: Songs for Learning as part of our Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom miniseries. Lisa has lots of great suggestions for global activities, books, and songs. Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom Make no mistake: True “multicultural” or “global” education takes creativity,…

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Zachariah’s Perfect Day Book Review and Activities

Zachariah's Perfect Day

Zachariah’s Perfect Day, written by Farrah Qazi and illustrated by Durre Waseem, tells the story of a young boy’s first fasting day during the holy month of Ramadan. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making…

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The Case of the Portrait Vandal Book Review & Activities

Museum Mysteries

The Case of the Portrait Vandal is just one of the many books in The Museum Mysteries, a series by Steve Brezenoff. The books feature four friends solving crimes in the Capitol City museums where their parents work. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are our own.…

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Explore Australia: Resources for Kids

Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Explore Australia – an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Discover its rich history, beautiful landscape, and diverse culture. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid to Globe Trottin’ Kids at no additional cost to you. Explore Australia: Resources for Kids Visit our Australia profile page for…

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