Blended Nation

Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed Race America By Mike Tauber and Pamela Singh With an introduction written by Rebecca Walker and a foreword written by Ann Curry Blogger Mama C And The Boys heard an interview with the authors on NPR and penned this review. By Mama C And The Boys © Mama C […]

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Anancy And Mr. Dry-Bone

Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone By Fiona French The story is based on characters borrowed from Caribbean and African folktales. Mr. Dry-Bone and Anancy want to marry Miss Louise. All they have to do is make her laugh. Mr. Dry-Bone uses conjuring tricks and gets no response. Anancy borrows colorful clothing from several animals, creates an […]

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Game Day

Game Day By Tiki and Ronde Barber We have one serious football fan and two blossoming football fans in our home. With this in mind, I picked up Game Day at the library for some father-daughter bonding time. In the book, NFL stars Tiki and Ronde Barber play for a Pee Wee league. Ronde, a defensive back, […]

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One World, One Day

One World, One Day By Barbara Kerley Here is the proof that our world is small, big, similar, and different all at the same time. This picture book follows children around the world from dawn to sunset. The book features 60 photographs that show and tell how children in every corner of the world spend […]

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Books on Race

Here are two book lists featured on theroot.com. One of them is for adults. The other is for children. I am familiar with some of the books on both lists and may purchase a few for review. Enjoy.

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For The Boys

The numbers are startling. Of the 5,000 children’s books published every year, no more than 5 percent are written by or about blacks, Asians, Latinos or Native Americans, reports Catalyst Chicago.  Last year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison catalogued 172 picture books, novels and nonfiction books published that were about Africans or […]

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Panda & Polar Bear

Panda & Polar Bear By Matthew J. Baek This little book comes highly recommended by our local children’s librarian. When a polar bear falls over the edge of an ice cliff, he finds panda, who assumes the mud-covered polar bear is just like him. The two play together and become friends. They are the same, […]

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Panda & Polar Bear

Panda & Polar Bear By Matthew J. Baek This little book comes highly recommended by our local children’s librarian. When a polar bear falls over the edge of an ice cliff, he finds panda, who assumes the mud-covered polar bear is just like him. The two play together and become friends. They are the same, […]

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Skin Again

Skin Again By bell hooks Illustrated By Chris Raschka “The skin I’m in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story.” These are the opening words for Skin Again. The book offers a way to discuss race and identity with children. It is an invitation to look deeper, to look inside, to look at […]

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace By Mary Hoffman Simone received this book as a gift. Until then, I had not heard the story of Grace, a little girl who doesn’t let anyone deter her from her dream. When Grace’s teacher decides the class will present Peter Pan, Grace knows which role she would like to play. One child […]

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