The Diversity Inside Children’s Books

In the December 11, 2012 NY Times, a letter to editor was published about the diversity in children’s books.  Link is: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/the-diversity-inside-a-childrens-book.html

We are increasing the number and quality of diverse backgrounds and stories in children’s books, and that progress is encouraging.

You may not know of this one: Daniel Harrington Fairbanks the Third and a Day on the Farm by author Todd Zoellick.  This third book in a series by Todd uses farm animals to help convey the importance of embracing diversity.  The book, its story and artwork are splendid!

I have not run a Lexile on the book, but I suspect it is around grade 1-2 Reading level.  You can find Todd’s new book at link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16276209-daniel-harrington-fairbanks-the-third-and-a-day-on-the-farm

JW

One Comment on “The Diversity Inside Children’s Books

  1. Agreed! And the more vehicles we use to teach the value of diversity and tolerance, the broader the minds and hearts of our future leaders will become!

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