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The Importance of Diversity: Teaching Diversity with Children’s Books

Golden-Domes-And-Silver-LanternsAfter coming across a Fox News clip about a father upset about a religious book found at a school fair, I thought I would take the opportunity to share a wonderful article about teaching diversity. I also thought I would share that the particular book mentioned in the news clip is a beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces young children to Islamic culture through wonderful lyrical rhyme. TCBR highly recommends Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors, by Hena Khan.

Scholastic: Teaching Early Childhood Today:

Building positive identities and a respect for differences means weaving diversity into the fabric of children’s everyday lives. Working with families is an important first step in helping children accept, understand, and value their rich and varied world.

Read the full story by Janet Gonzalez-Mena & Dora Pulido-Tobiassen at Scholastic: Teaching Eacrly Childhood Today

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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