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User Image joy_sun_bear Posted: Feb 23, 2018 3:26 AM (UTC)

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Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review: "Marti’s Song for Freedom" by Author Emma Otheguy & published by Lee & Low Books. Click to read Joy Sun Bear's review for kids and families about this inspirational bilingual story (written in verse) about Cuban freedom fighter, José Martí! 🇨🇺 🌏😀 LINK IN PROFILE. @readyourworldmcbd @emma.otheguy @leeandlow
#readyourworld #diverselit #kidsbooks #kidslit #cuba #cuban #josemarti #poetry #freedom #freedomfighter #inspirational #inspiration #motivational #motivation #read #reading #travel #adventure #biography #kids #children #mkbkids #mkbglobaled #globaled #bookreview #kindnessmatters #bilingual #learn #educational #parenting
User Image stacyinspires Posted: Feb 23, 2018 3:25 AM (UTC)

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Shiloh begins to understand this truth like never before when the grudges she holds become the grudges from which she seeks release. Will she learn the power of grace before it’s too late?
Second except this week from my 8th novel. Swipe left to view the cover, then check out Lead Me Home and my other fiction here: tinyurl.com/StacyStories
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User Image palabras.y.cafe Posted: Feb 22, 2018 5:37 PM (UTC)

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Spent time discussing this morning’s read with my little one. Such a beautiful message of citizenship explained so beautifully and simply. One of our favorites for sure. 🌎💕 #goodmorning #childrensliterature #mattdelapena #laststoponmarketstreet #childrensbooks #diversebooks #diverselit #bookstagram #booksofinstagram
User Image wowbookandtoy Posted: Feb 21, 2018 5:03 PM (UTC)

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Good morning y'all! I'm back! Hope all has been well. It feels like it's been forever. Lol. But at least I'm back with a really good share. I'm super excited to share the new release, "The Magic of We" from the beautiful and talented pair @danielleandersoncraig and @carlydooling on @thirdmanrecords! Hers is a story of friendship that anyone of any age can relate to and the gorgeous illustrations add to the sweetness of her words. Swipe to get a preview! You'll also see the really cute animation accompanied by music from a #Grammy #awardwinning artist! I'm updating the website as we speak, so def head to the #linkinbio to learn more. Read below for a description and then a message from Danielle herself... 🎼
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 A heartfelt children's tale describing the beauty of friendship and love. Includes a download card with unreleased music from Grammy-winning musician Ikey Owens! 🎼
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The Magic of We is a children's picture book by Danielle Anderson-Craig and illustrated by her friend and fellow teacher (they teach at [the] same school!), Carly Dooling.The Magic of We is not only a book for kids, but also adults, and especially music lovers. It includes unreleased music from Grammy-winning musician Ikey Owens' solo project, combining the magic of music and words to describe the amazing feeling of finding someone who "fits" you.
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"Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my children's book, The Magic of We, with the world. It's an illustrated #poem, a tender tale of blossoming #friendship and kindred spirits. Two children meet and the ordinary becomes surreal because of their shared experiences"
User Image stacyinspires Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:16 AM (UTC)

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What happens when your halo begins to tilt? Do you hold it in place or let go so the real you can shine through?
Swipe left to view the cover, then check out my 8th novel and other books here:
Tinyurl.com/StacyStories
#LeadMeHome
#womensfiction
#inspirationalbooks
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#readsoullit
#ReadToGrow
#bookquotes
#writersofinstagram
#authorsofinstagram
#blackwriters
#LifeUntapped
User Image thediaryofanenglishteacher Posted: Feb 19, 2018 9:42 PM (UTC)

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I’m a little bit behind, but I’m joining the @words.between.worlds book club! I love their mission—to read diverse literature—and this Korean-American novel by the author of #pachinko is a wonderful start!
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#wordsbetweenworlds #nonwhiteswrite #bibliophile #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #amreading #diverselit #minjinlee #freefoodformillionaires #goodreads #goodreadsbookclub
User Image favoureads Posted: Feb 19, 2018 2:30 PM (UTC)

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5. The Journey by Francesca Sanna [Italy - author]

6. Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey by Margriet Ruurs, artwork by Nizar Ali Badr [set in Syria]

Two picture books on the refugee issue. I am a new but firm believer of picture books as a valuable resource for education for readers of all ages. Both these books delivered such strong bittersweet messages, from a child's perspective, about having to leave one's home during the war. The anxiety and fear that the children faced, the hanging loss of family and friends, and the hope - they can only hope - that they are walking towards something better.

The Journey is inspired by the refugees that the author-cum-illustrator met in Italy. It is a story of countless refugees who have been uprooted, told from the eyes of a family who is in search of a home. The visuals are stunning and the story silently heartbreaking.

Stepping Stones called out to me first and foremost because of it's artwork. The story is inspired by Nizar's stone artwork, none of which in the book are 'permanent' because he has to arrange and recreate the stones for each picture. Something about this way of making art and then immortalising it as pictures in the book is really meaningful to me. Plus, this is a bilingual book! Which was an additional fun and challenge for me since I'm currently learning the Arabic language.

#awareness #letourchildrenlearn #refugeecrisis #LitWorld2018GB #diverselit #childrenlit #whatiread #readersofig
User Image teachercray Posted: Feb 18, 2018 5:14 PM (UTC)

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Let’s give reading a chance! 📚🌅order your copy of Honey Dew’s Carnival Fever and expose you or child(ren) to the rich heritage of Caribbean American culture. #teachercray #readingisfun #teachercreated #childrensbooks #multicultural #diverselit #honeydewscarnivalfever https://www.amazon.com/Honey-Carnival-Fever-Mahalia-Francis/dp/069241360X
User Image gathering_books Posted: Feb 18, 2018 4:26 AM (UTC)

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Some #diverselit this Sunday morning. I've read both book more than a year ago.
What's your favorite diverselit?

#gbooks #jeffgarvin #sarahtregay #bookstagram #literature #yalit
User Image shoutmousepress Posted: Feb 16, 2018 5:36 PM (UTC)

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Wow! More big news for @beaconhousedc writers! “Tajon” was just selected as the top fiction pick for the In the Margins Book Awards! Wow! #ITMarginsAward2018 #bookstagram #books #yalit #teenlit #diversebooks #diverselit #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter #dc #teenwriters #dmv #Northeastdc
User Image scytheandpen Posted: Feb 16, 2018 4:23 PM (UTC)

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"If you don't understand, ask questions. If you're uncomfrtable asking questions, say you'rr uncomfortable asking questions and ask them anyway. It's easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard." - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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This quote is the reason I love this book. I feel like it could apply to SO nany situations. Between black and white. Between immigrant and native born. Between liberal and conservative. Between straight and gay. Between male and female and so on and so on. In today's society, I feel like we have drawn so many lines and slammed so many doors. So many of us retreat into our corner of society and don't even try to intitate dialogue across the fences. I know that our country has faced tumultuous times -- a quick study of history will tell you that-- and some even more tumultuous than now. But we can't stop talking to each other. People are going to have different beliefs and ethics and needs and struggles -- but we also still have alot of common humanity. And we have to keep talking to each other bc if we stop, well. It'll never get any better. .

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Just know you can always talk to me if need be! 🖤🖤 and HAPPY FRIDAY! .
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User Image it_is_me_the_squirrel Posted: Feb 16, 2018 4:43 AM (UTC)

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“With a meal that is actually that, a meal, with family, both of which sustain you in ways you will only understand in their absence?”
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“Only one entry supplied an adequate definition, and she circled it with red ink, and referred to it nightly. Life: a constellation of vital phenomena—organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation.”
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“It was that hope, lingering in the slimmest margins of possibility, that hurt her more than the loss; it never disappeared entirely.”
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I put off writing review for this one because I was wrecked and could not write anything coherent, to save my life. Here I am, a few days later, still in a mess and fumbling my way through a review that will not do justice to the book. I have a love-hate relationship with heart-wrenching stories which punch a hole in your heart and destroy your soul. ‘A Constellation of Vital Phenomena’ is a phenomenal debut book by Anthony Marra. Marra’s writing is lyrical and at times, it feels like poetry. The stroyline is intricately woven with fateful incidents. The characters are three-dimensional and effortlessly depict the intrinsic human nature. Although it is a devastating story, it does not lack sardonic humour and situational irony. Above all, it is heart-warming to witness humanity among despair and the power of kindness, resilience, optimism and forgiveness in the worst of time.
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User Image wowbookandtoy Posted: Feb 14, 2018 7:30 PM (UTC)

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Since its Valentine's Day and #InternationalBookGivingDay, I thought I'd share a book that y'all will def fall in love with! This book was a long time coming for first time and independent author Shakeeka Watts, due to her finishing her schooling. But we're so glad that its here and inspiring #blackgirls to #dreambig everywhere!
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Shakeeka's own inspiration came from an experience in her daughter's classroom. “Each student was given the opportunity to say what he or she wanted to be when he or she grew up,” Watts said, with the majority of students wanting to be doctors, lawyers and engineers. “Sadly to say, the African-American students only wanted to become singers, football players or basketball players,” she said, which made her wonder, “Why?” “Is it because, as African-Americans, we don’t educate our children about different career opportunities or is it because there are not many African-Americans in higher positions for our kids to associate with,” she queried. “At that moment, I decided to write a book to educate our youth, particularly girls, about the opportunities they have.”
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Book description: Being an African American girl in today's society may have its challenges. We may be faced with many difficulties such as racism, colorism, and sexism. It is very important to inform these little girls that no matter what obstacles get in their way, they can become anything they want to be, such as police officers, architects or firefighters, as long as they work hard, set goals and ...Dream Big!
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Swipe to get a look at the book and merchandise. Also you'll see the beautiful Shakeeka Watts and daughter. Ms Watts is an accomplished artist and crafter who enjoys pine needle basket weaving!
User Image puerto_rican_writer Posted: Feb 14, 2018 12:27 AM (UTC)

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The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language. -Ezra Pound 🇵🇷 🇵🇷🇵🇷. I write in English but my characters are Puerto Rican and certain words sound ridiculous coming out of their mouths in English, so SPANGLISH it is!! Diversity rules, baby!! 👍🏼😜#ownvoices #diversity #diversidad #latinxcreate #latinx #diversebooks #puertorico #weallone #diverselit #mglit #middlegradebooks #puertoricanwriters #latinokidlit #writersproblems
The zine workshop was a blast last week! Today we went to Washtenaw International Middle Academy to begin our brand new book club with students. More info to come including what the students chose to read and how you can join. Our next regular meeting at EMU will be on March 8th @630 pm in room 302 @ @emulibrary ! We are reading #george by Alex Gino. ☺️ #literaryactivists #diverselit #diversebooks #zines #weneeddiversebooks #emu #truemu #📚✊ #campuslife #schoolclub #ourhouseemu #ypsireal
User Image raspbarijam Posted: Feb 12, 2018 9:30 PM (UTC)

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When not working, I'm definitely thinking of my next meal - or my next read 😝😏😍 and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais definitely filled my appetite! 🤗



My book review for this gormandizing novel is now up on the blog. See the link in my bio!!! What are you up to today?

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