Our children are gorgeously diverse and they love a good read. At the heart of Real Kids/ Good Books are authors and illustrators who are building a new diverse canon, book by dazzling book.
Themes include: children of color, LGBTQ, adoption, special needs, math, science and writing. And of course there is also a mishmash of miscellany and reblogged tidbits that strike my fancy as they float by.
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"Besides the fact that you can outwrite every motherfucker on the planet sentence by sentence, and you’re one of us. Besides that little fact, that little fact that always puts me to bed comfortable. No matter what the hell’s going on in the world, I always lay in bed, and I’m like, ‘The best writer in the world is of African descent. Peace!’"
Janet Aglukkaq and Kathy Keknek slipping in a bit of traditional Inuit throat singing between classes at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. In the days of residential schools, they probably would have been beaten for doing this. These days, throat singing has made a strong comeback among the younger generation in Nunavut.