The Problem with Ethnic Heritage Months

While we can generate a recommended reading list just as well as the next publisher, the problem we find with Native American Heritage Month is that it puts Native American books—and people—in a box. The observance month can easily lead to the bad habit of featuring these books and culture for one month out of the entire year.

Mix it up! 15 Books about Kindness and Giving

A list of picture books about kindness and giving, to celebrate Mix-It-Up-At-Lunch Day and for all year round.

Diversity News Roundup

Lee & Low rounds up diversity news.

Thirteen Scary YA Books: Diverse Edition

A list of thirteen YA horror novels, all featuring diverse characters or by diverse authors.

11 Educator Resources for Teaching Children About Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 11 educator resources to accompany picture books around Latin American immigration and give students the context and perspective they need to understand current events and the diversity in experiences of coming to America.

11 Books on Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, presents 11 picture books to discuss current events around Latin American immigration.

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

Summer blockbuster season is in full swing. For many moviegoers, that means escaping to a galaxy far, far away—or perhaps just a different version of our own planet Earth—through science fiction and fantasy movies. As fans clamor for the latest cinematic thrills, we decided to focus our next Diversity Gap study on the level of racial and gender representation in these ever-popular genres that consistently rake in the big bucks for movie studios.

5 Tips to Engage Latino Families and Students

Today we are featuring one of First Book’s celebrity blog series. Peggy McLeod, Ed. D. the Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), writes on engaging Latino families and children in reading and learning.

What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

What is Cinco de Mayo?

10 Best Strategies for Reading to Kids in Spanish

Educator Jennifer Brunk from Spanish Playground shares ten great strategies for reading to kids in Spanish.

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