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In general, literary works created by authors from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds should be incorporated into the overall classroom learning experience. Over the years, however, I have noticed that many educators are unfamiliar with culturally diverse children’s book titles. Celebrate A People was created with this observation in mind—emphasizing Afrocentric picture books for young readers ages 5 through 8.
Celebrate A People is divided into three sections that include a picture book resource listing and ways to incorporate Afrocentric children’s literature into Social Studies and Language Arts units throughout the school year. I believe it serves as an invaluable resource and catalyst to utilize culturally diverse children’s literature in the classroom setting.
(Recommended for Social Studies and Language Arts, grades K-2)