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“On 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, UNESCO encourages people around the world to join us in celebrating cultural diversity and advocating for ways to protect and promote it in their own communities. In this way, all will be included and no one will be left behind.” — Audrey Azoulay,…

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is an online and offline celebration that attracts thousands of supporters, educators, parents, caregivers, book reviewers, and quality authors and publishers who join forces to shine the spotlight on diversity in children’s and YA literature. Celebrated annually on the last Friday in January, this global non-profit offers a plethora of…

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Multicultural Children's Book Day

Each year authors, publishers, parents, teachers, bloggers, and librarians join forces to present an online event that shines a spotlight on diversity in children’s literature: Multicultural Children’s Book Day. The mission of the event is to raise awareness of diverse books AND to get more of them into classrooms and libraries. Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a…

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I'm an Immigrant too

I’m an Immigrant too! by award-winning author, Mem Fox is a celebration of the cultural diversity in her native Australia (where this book is published as I’m an Australian too!). This timely book is a great way to teach kids about multiculturalism, community, and compassion.   Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click…

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Teach Us Your Name

Teach Us Your Name is a children’s book bringing awareness to the importance of respecting everyone’s name, empowering kids to teach others about their name, and encouraging a positive classroom culture that values diversity. It is a book that belongs in every classroom! “Everyone has a name and every name has a story.” – Huda…

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The Cloud Artist

Gazing at the clouds – watching them move, shift, and create beautiful art in the sky. Many of us have experienced this, but what we haven’t experienced is being able to create the art. That special gift belongs to the Choctaw*, shared in the Native American tale The Cloud Artist. The Cloud Artist (Hoshonti Holbvttoba Inchunli) is a bilingual…

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Saint Nicholas Day Snow

Award-winning author Charlotte Riggle and illustrator R.J. Hughes have teamed up for another holiday children’s book that is both touching and informative. The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is a story about family, friendship, and the St. Nicholas Day traditions of two friends – with interesting historical facts of the legendary figure woven in. Disclosure: We received a complimentary…

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4 Ways to Introduce Global Learning Into a Classroom

Hello! My name is Becky Morales, and I am an ESL and Spanish teacher and mom to five kiddos through adoption and birth. Our family is somewhat unique because we have such a mixture of cultures in our house (Mexican, Chinese, Ethiopian, African-American, white). When my kids were little, I looked for simple ways to…

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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom is a mini-series designed to provide educators with quality resources to teach their students about world geography and cultures. With the help of some great global educators, we are featuring information, ideas, and resources to teach our youngest learners about the diverse world we all share. Kicking off the series is an introduction to…

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