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“Own Voices” Books: A Librarian’s View

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning As a librarian serving kids and families, there is a kind of magic in connecting a child with the exact right book at the exact right … Continue reading

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2021 Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Winners

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing have partnered to create the Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, now … Continue reading

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2021 Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. To help make that happen, Free Spirit has partnered with Strive Publishing to bring you the Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, now in its third year and … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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2020 African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Winners

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing have partnered to create the African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, … Continue reading

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