"Doret has always loved reading. She’s been a bookseller for almost 10 years and still enjoys connecting people with books they will love. When she started blogging at The Happy Nappy Bookseller over a year ago, she noticed that great books featuring people of color were being ignored. She hopes that the people who visit her store and/or blog can say that they understand reading diversity is a beautiful thing."
Doret has been an invaluable resource to me. While I scour and toil about, hunting for titles to add to my K-12 reading lists — Doret’s like, "been there, done that. Oh, and here’s more, Amy." Really, she is amazing! And Doret’s blog has an enormous list of 21st century, K-12 (inclusive) reading lists, that she graciously sent me – and promises more to come.
Books make great gifts: African American Children’s Books – Books make great Gifts (Updated with 09 titles)
The list author says: "Believing he has killed his grandfather, Zane Guesswind heads for his mother’s Zanesville, Ohio, grave to kill himself, driving the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda his long-gone father left behind, and meeting along the way assorted characters who help him discover who he really is. (Native American/Black/White)" (via Amazon.com)
C.O.R.A Diversity Roll Call And A Must Read "This time we are asked to find titles that would appeal to teens, that are featuring male protagonists of color and are set outside of the U.S." (by Ali @ Worducopia)
CORA Diversity Roll Call "Your assignment: spotlight science fiction and fantasy titles where people of color are the leads, works by people of color in these genres or discuss your thoughts about race in these genres. Do you notice the absence of color?" (by Susan’s @ Color Online)
Doret, I could totally see students LOVING a project like this! Imagine, THEM, donning their reporting caps to find these jewels you, Susan, and Ali found?! What an awesome project. Kudos!
(((If you’re just tuning in, I have had a HUGE battle with my blog today. This post took all day to fix, and I apologize if it’s not perfect.))) *sigh*