October 7th | Week in Review


¡Hola a todos! Happy first week of October! I can’t believe we have been together for a month already! Here is the latest Week in Review.

 Latinos in Publishing is on a mission to Make Book Publishing More Diverse. They are a group of “professionals committed to support and increase the number of Latino/a/x in the publishing industry, as well as promoting literature by, for, and about, Latino/a/x people.”

– Our Raising Race Conscious friends shared an important article that highlights What I Could Have Said: Addressing Racial Stereotypes in Kindergarten

— On Facebook, Anansesem: The Caribbean Children’s Literature Magazine shared the forthcoming picture book Greetings, Leroy. The book is about Leroy, a boy from Jamaica, and his experience moving to Canada. The book will be available starting May, 2017, but can be pre-ordered from the Anansesem bookstore.

Rethinking Bilingual Education shared an article on Children’s Books that Tackle Race and Ethnicity. I’m personally looking forward to reading This is Rope: A Story from the Great Migration, but I’m also delighted to see a number of Américas Award books on the list, including titles like Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

— Our Reforma friends reminded us that there is an upcoming ALA- Havana Book Fair Tour February 10-27, 2017. The tour will include “visits to UNCESCO historical sites in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad …interactions with Cuban Artists Musicians, writers, and more.”

– In solidarity with our Teaching for Change friends, we want to give a shout-out to their new campaign for “Abolish Columbus Day.

Alin Badillo

Image: Calaveras. Reprinted from Flickr user Jennifer Janviere under CC©.

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