Thoughts on Ferguson and Recommended Resources

A note from the publisher of LEE & LOW BOOKS on the events in Ferguson, Missouri and why they matter.

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.

Talking to Kids about Current Events and Conflicts

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers suggestions on how to use picture books to discuss current events and conflicts, along with book recommendations and tips for talking with children about complex topics.

Where are the people of color in dystopias?

Librarian Sarah Hannah Gómez analyzes depictions of diversity in today’s biggest dystopian books, TV shows, and movies.

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Teach Visual Literacy

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, offers discussion questions and activities about the Lee & Low Books’ diversity gap infographic series to build visual literacy skills and enhance student learning on diversity.

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards will soon unveil the very best in filmmaking today. As the prediction chatter ricochets around the web, our curiosity about the level of racial and gender representation spanning the entire 85-year history of the Academy Awards was our next Diversity Gap study.

Where’s the Diversity? The NY Times Top 10 Bestsellers List

As we near the end of the 2013, we enter the season when major newspapers and magazines release their “Best of [enter year] lists”. So naturally we were curious about the level of representation of authors of color in last year’s New York Times Top 10 Bestsellers list.

Why is Black Barbie Less Important? Talking To Kids About Race

Guest poster Howey McAuley shares what happened when her 5-year-old biracial daughter lost a black Barbie doll and said, “She’s just the black one.”

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