National Screen-Free Week is coming! (May 3-9)
Celebrated every spring by thousands of families, schools, and communities across the world, Screen–Free Week is an opportunity to experience what commercial-free time (and electronics-free!) time and space feels like. It also an excellent opportunity for parents and educators to encourage kids to put down their devices and pick up a book.
Here are some amazing books to add to your kid’s “must-read” pile for Screen-Free Week 2021!
“My VP Looks Like ME!”
The world celebrated when Senator Kamala Harris became the Black and first South Asian woman to be on a major-party presidential ticket and be elected as Vice President. As the daughter of immigrants, VP Harris has been breaking barriers her entire career. Because of this historic event, you and your kids might be interested in learning more about this world-changing woman. Here are some of FeministBooksforKids.com’s favorite books about Senator Kamala Harris.
Jodie from Growing Book By Book knows that communities are amazing places full of people and resources just waiting to be discovered. With that in mind, she’s created an amazing list of children’s books about a community that will broaden the horizons of the students and helps them learn about what it means to be a part of a community.
As Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I created a reoccurring booklist feature on the MCBD blog years ago. This semi-reoccurring post theme was created so I could share the avalanche of amazing multicultural books for kids and teens that are donated to our project every year for our FREE Diverse Books for Classrooms Project.
Seriously, from October to January, my office looks like a small bookstore!
Though I don’t always have the time to create a new booklist on the blog as often as I would like, I can promise you that the talents of emerging multicultural children’s book and illustrators is mind-blowing. Being appreciative of every book that crosses my desk (or comes across my radar) I wanted to find a fun way to share those books with the loyal folks who show up here to read every week and support this non-profit. Here is one of my On My Desk blog posts that shares amazing new titles and authors that don’t always get the attention they deserve. Enjoy!
Keep calm and READ ON.
Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 9th annual celebration will take place on January 28, 2022. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.